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Well then, the El Paso Citizen Police Academy may be for you!
Upcoming Citizen Police Academies
NOTE: DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY
The Constabulary in Devon and Cornwall, England developed the concept of the Citizen Police Academy in 1977. Its purpose was to familiarize the general public with the nature of police work and make them aware of the policies, procedures, and operations of their police department. The idea came about due to the many questions being asked about Police Department operations.
In 1985, the Orlando (Fla.) Police Department was the first law enforcement agency in the United States to adopt the program. It has become a national model for Citizen Police Academies that have been established in many cities and towns across the United States.
The El Paso Police Department began its Citizen Police Academy (the EPCPA) in 1995 in support of its Community Policing Initiative. The El Paso Police Department (EPPD) believes that education is the most effective method of gaining understanding and support from the community. The primary objectives of the Citizen Police Academy are:
The Citizen Police Academies are not intended to serve as an accredited law enforcement course, but merely to provide insight into and a general overview of the internal workings of the El Paso Police Department.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACTTHE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT (915) 564-7322
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