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Jackson Police Department accepting applications for Citizens’ Police Academy

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson Police Department’s next Citizens’ Police Academy is scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2016. The mission of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to educate and inform the community; to provide a forum for police and community interaction; to identify community problems, needs and concerns; and to foster a partnership with the community and the Department in working toward creating a safer community.

In each session, a qualified instructor will explain how each division of the Jackson Police Department operates. The week long event includes a tour of the Public Safety Communications Center, an overview of the Community Relations/Crisis Intervention Unit, a S.W.A.T and Bomb Squad exhibition, and Driving and Firearms Simulator training.

This Academy is conducted from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., at the Police Firing Range for the SWAT /Bomb presentation and firearm instruction.

For information and registration, please call our Office of Community Relations at 601.960.1389 or e-mail Renee Walker at rwalker@jacksonms.gov.

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