Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Haven Police Citizens' Academy is seeking applicants

NEW HAVEN - The Police Department is seeking applicants for a session of its Citizens’ Academy that will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 8 to Nov. 10.
The program is designed to improve communication and understanding between police and community members and will give about 35 residents the opportunity to work with
officers and get a behind the scenes look at the Police Department, city officials said in a statement.
Applications are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Police Academy at 710 Sherman Parkway, where the 8-week course will be held.
Forms also may be obtained at police substations, the main desk at police headquarters at One Union Ave., area libraries and on the city homepage at: Details also may be found online at:

Completed applications may be dropped off at the New Haven Police Academy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and must be received by September 3. Citizens’ Academy staff will hold extended hours through 4 to 7 p.m. through Aug. 27 and again Sept. 1-3 at the Police Academy.
Applicants must be New Haven, be at least 18 by the first day of classes, have no major
felony convictions and no convictions involving domestic violence, the statement said.
Applications will be processed by the New Haven Police Department and potential candidates will be subject to a basic criminal history check, the statement said.
Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Participants are required to commit to actively participating in all eight sessions.

For additional information, call the New Haven Police Academy at 203-946-6119 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, or email:

Editor's note: The information in this post was submitted.

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