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McHenry PD to host Citizens Police Academy

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 1:57 p.m. CST

McHENRY – The McHenry Police Department will host an eight-week Citizens Police Academy starting Oct. 8 and is accepting applications for enrollment.

The class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 3 in the training room at the McHenry Police Department, 333 S. Green St.

Topics and training include patrol activities, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, a firearms and less lethal weapons review, a defense tactics review, public relations and volunteerism, and participation in a patrol ride-along program.

Applications can be picked up in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the McHenry Police Department Records Department.

The application deadline is Sept. 29.

Background checks will be conducted on all applicants, and those chosen for the next class will be notified by Oct. 7.

Class size is limited to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants.

For information regarding the Citizens Police Academy, call Cmdr. Laura King at 815-363-2218.

– Northwest Herald

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