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Enrollment open for Citizens' Police Academy

Classes begin Jan. 19

The Pleasanton Police Department is now accepting applications for its 25th Citizens' Academy, which will run from Jan. 19 through April 27.

The academy aims to foster closer partnerships within the community through education and exposure to law enforcement procedures, as well as highlight the importance of community engagement in policing, according to the department.

Weekly classes are taught primarily by department personnel and cover a wide range of topics, including crime prevention, traffic enforcement, SWAT, and use of force issues among other subjects. All sessions will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Pleasanton Police Department.

This program is open only to adults and enrollment is limited to those who live or work in the city of Pleasanton. Applicants must be free of any felony convictions, have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of applying, and successfully complete a background investigation.

Applications are available at the front counter of the Pleasanton Police Department, located at 4833 Bernal Ave., or online. Any questions can be directed to Crime Prevention Officer Limon, 931-5295 or via email, mlimon@cityofpleasantonca.gov.

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