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Police Academy begins March 29

 

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Applications for the Columbus Police Department''s Citizen''s Police Academy are being accepted through March 1, with the classes beginning March 29, officials said. Classes will be every Monday night from 6-9 p.m. for eight weeks.  

 

"This is the first of three Citizen''s Police Academy sessions scheduled for this year. The other two will be scheduled at a time to be determined," said CPD Public Information Officer Terrie Songer. 

 

The last class date will be May 17. An application can be attained from the Columbus Police Department, located at 1501 Main St.  

 

In order to be eligible for the Citizen''s Police Academy, you must be a citizen of Lowndes County. However, the department will accept business owners, school personnel, elected officials, church leaders, and other citizens who reside outside Lowndes County but are important to the daily functions within Lowndes County.  

 

An applicant cannot have a criminal history. A criminal background check will be done on every applicant prior to selection. There is a fee of $75 per person, which covers the items needed for class and graduation. 

 

For more information, contact Lt. Oscar Lewis, liaison for the Citizen''s Police Academy, at 662- 364-1547.

 

 

 

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Article Comment Greg commented at 2/26/2010 8:00:00 PM:

I can see there is a number to call for more information but it would have been nice if there had been some information in the article explaining just what the Citizen's Police Academy was all about.

 

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