Redmond PD Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Citizens Academy

The Redmond Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizen Police Academy program.

The eight-week program begins Sept. 19th and gives residents a chance to get an inside look at the criminal justice system, how the police department functions and the procedures involved in working to make Redmond a safer community.

“The Citizen Academy offers citizens insights into how police officers perform their duties and the different ways the department serves the community,” states Redmond Police Chief Dave Tarbet.

The Citizen Police Academy provides community members with a historical look at the tradition, progress, and future of the Redmond Police Department.

Classes are instructed by highly trained department members and will include discussions on Use of Force, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Criminal Investigation, School Resource Officers, Traffic Enforcement, a tour of Deschutes County 911 and the Deschutes County Adult Jail, and other areas of the police department. Academy attendees will also have the opportunity to ride-along with officers on-duty.

Those interested in attending the 2019 Redmond Police Department Citizen Police Academy are encouraged to apply at the Redmond Police Department office or online athttps://www.ci.redmond.or.us/government/departments/police/citizens-academy.

Completed applications can be dropped off at the Redmond Police Department building, located on 777 SW Deschutes Ave. Class size is limited to 15 applicants.

The closing date for applications is August 30.

For more information, please contact academy coordinator, Lieutenant Curtis Chambers, at curtis.chambers@ci.redmond.or.us.

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