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Monday, August 31, 2009

OP taking applications for citizen police academy

From OPPD: Anyone interested in law enforcement, police work and police service is invited to attend the Overland Park Citizen Police Academy. An applicant must be at least 18 years of age, and have no criminal record. Applicants need not be residents or work in Overland Park, anyone may apply. This Academy should not be confused with the police academy for recruit officers.

The Academy will begin on Tuesday September 29 and end on Tuesday November 17, 2009 for a total of 8 weeks. The time of the Academy is from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM each Tuesday. Applicant may apply through www.opkansas.org on the Citizens Academy page. There is no fee to attend this academy.

Some of the topics covered will be patrol procedures, criminal law, and traffic enforcement, K-9, Crime Prevention, DARE, Firearms Simulator and the Tactical Response Team.

More information and details regarding the Academy may be obtained by contacting Officer Richard Guieb at 913-327-6728 or Kimberly Ashley at 913-327-6733 or Kimberly.ashley@opkansas.org

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