Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date December 10, 2003
Contact Officer Felix Medina Jr.
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2593


Police Citizens Academy Firearms Familiarization

Riverside, Ca- On Thursday, December 11, 2003 the Riverside Police Department will host the Firearms Familiarization course for the 20th Citizens Academy Class. The Firearms course will be held at the Riverside Police Department, located at 8181 Lincoln Ave., from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, followed by a Police K-9 demonstration from 8:00pm - 9:00pm. The department is extending an invitation to members of the media to come out and take pictures and/or interview some class participants.

The Citizens Academy is designed to form a stronger partnership between citizens and the Riverside Police Department through education. Throughout the Academy, participants have received classroom instruction on patrol procedures, use of force policies, community oriented policing and problem solving, gangs and narcotics investigations, traffic education, firearms familiarization and much more. With this training, participants will receive an inside look into the Riverside Police Department.

This fun and exciting program unites the community with the police providing positive public safety information, to the citizens of Riverside. Applications are accepted on a continual basis at the Orange St. Station and all community police centers. For more information, you can contact Officer Felix Medina at (909) 826-5939 or our Volunteer Coordinator, Rose Marie Lane at (909) 826-5911.


*There will be three separate classes going through the firearms course. In order to film the participants, members of the media must attend the safety presentation given by the on-duty Rangemaster. The Firearms classes are from 6:00 pm 7:00 pm and 7:00pm 8:00pm. Please call in advance if you plan on attending. Space is limited!