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Sign up for the Dublin Police Services' 2020 Citizens Academy

Dublin residents will learn about law enforcement operations, tour Santa Rita Jail and more

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Learn about law enforcement procedures and community policing by signing up this spring for the Dublin Police Services’ 2020 Citizens Academy.

During the ten-week course, which aims to “foster kinship between the community and law enforcement,” experienced law enforcement officers will cover subjects like crime scene and evidence collection, gangs and drugs, traffic and tradio operations, and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Trainees will also take a tour of Santa Rita Jail -- the nation’s fifth largest jail -- and try out some officer training at the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC).

The program starts March 25 and will be held every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. A graduation ceremony will be held May 27. Sessions are limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants must be 18 years or older, live or work in Dublin, and pass a background check and be approved by the Chief of Police. Felony convictions or serious criminal arrests are cause for an applicant’s dismissal.

Applications are available at www.dublin.ca.gov/citizensacademy, by email or fax, or in person at Dublin Police Services, 100 Civic Plaza. To have an application sent by email or fax, please contact Deputy Christina Blaylock at christina.blaylock@dublin.ca.gov or 833-6690. The application deadline is March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

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