Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 29, 2010

Get to know the police department

Enrollment is open for the spring 2010 citizens academy

Learn the ins and outs of the police department in the upcoming session of the citizens academy, beginning March 4.

The spring course, which runs through June 10, is held in a classroom setting with a mixture of lecture, demonstrations and learn-to-do activities. Topics covered include community policing, patrol procedures, radio communications, SWAT, narcotics/vice, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, K-9, evidence collection, use of force, animal services and DARE.

The program was developed to create closer partnerships with the community, explain law enforcement procedures and to discuss the importance of public involvement in the policing process.

Meetings are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Participants must be adults, will be screened and have to live or work in Pleasanton. Applications are available at the front county of the Pleasanton Police Department, located at 4833 Bernal Ave; or by contacting Sgt. Mike Tryphonas at 931-5169 or

--Emily West


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