The Auburn Police Department has announced they have openings available for their third Citizens’ Awareness Academy. Residents and business owners who would like to participate in the academy are encouraged to apply for one of 25 available slots. The free, 10-week program begins March 7, 2012. Interested participants can learn about municipal policing, including procedures involving patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, 911 communications, animal control, and how the department interacts with other law enforcement agencies. Officer Michael Garlock says it’s a chance to see behind the scenes of law enforcement.
“We have firsthand knowledge of what they’ve either experienced, what friends have told them or what they see on t.v. and this is a chance for them to see how a real police department functions.”
Applications will be accepted until a day before the class opens. If the class is filled, some applicants can be placed on a waiting list for the next session. Applications are available at the Auburn Police Department. The academy will meet from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays at City Hall. Participants must be 18 or older, live in Auburn, and have no felony convictions. For information or to apply, please call the Auburn Police Department at (530) 823-4237 extension 501.