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Citizen’s Police Academy for City of Chula Vista is Accepting Recruits

The City of Chula Vista’s 12-week Citizen’s Police Academy program is now accepting applications for Fall 2016.

“Our main goal is to teach people about the police department,” said Steven Lenoir the Community Relations Intern for the Chula Vista Police Department, “ and get a closer look at what the job of law enforcement entails.”

Going on it’s 18th year, the free classroom style program will go over presentations from various units within the department like the Gang Suppression Unit, Narcotics Enforcement Team and a K-9 unit demonstration. Students will also go over body worn cameras, defensive tactics, firearms and learn about criminal investigations.

Applicants must be at  least 18 years old to participate and will be subject to a background check. After going through the program students will go through a graduation ceremony at city hall and be able to take a picture with the chief of police. Lenoir said that the certificate can be included on job applications for people considering jobs in law enforcement.  

Applications are available at and spots in the class are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The program runs from Aug. 24 to November 2, and classes will be held at the Chula Vista Police Department from 6 pm to 9 pm.
For more information contact Steven Lenoir at 619-691-5127 or or visit the City of Chula Vista’s post about the program.

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