Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Apply Now: 31st Citizenís Police Academy

Riverside, Ca- The Riverside Police Department is accepting applications for its 31st Citizenís Police Academy, which begins Wednesday, January 17, 2007 and continues through Wednesday, March 21, 2007.

The Academy will be held at the Riverside Police Departmentís Magnolia Station Community Room, 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Suite B, on Wednesday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m.

The Citizenís Police Academy is designed to form a stronger partnership between citizens and the Riverside Police Department through education. Participants will learn about patrol procedures, use of force, community oriented policing, gang and narcotic investigations, general investigations, firearms familiarization, S.W.A.T., traffic safety, and much more. This will provide participants with an inside look into the Riverside Police Department.

Applicants must live, work or go to school in the City of Riverside. The class size is limited to 40 people; seats will be given to the first candidates to mail in their applications and/or apply via the Departmentís website and pass an informal background check. All sessions are in a classroom setting and do not require any physical training. Applications must be submitted by January 2, 2007 for those applicants to be considered in the 31st Citizenís Police Academy.

Applications are accepted and available on a continual basis at the Magnolia Street Station and on the RPD Website. Come, join the Citizenís Academy. For more information, contact Petite Cunningham at (951) 353-7690 or by e-mail pcunning@riversideca.gov.