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    NEW HAVEN POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CITIZENS’ ACADEMY

    (8/4/2010) (NEW HAVEN)— The New Haven Police Department is currently seeking applicants for its popular Citizens’ Academy which will begin on September 8, 2010 and will run until November 10, 2010 on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This program is designed to improve communication and understanding between police and community members and will give approximately 35 local residents the opportunity to work with officers and get a behind the scenes look at a progressive, community-minded police department.

    Applications are available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays at the Police Academy (710 Sherman Parkway), where the 8-week course will be held on Wednesday evenings. Forms may also be obtained at police substations, the main desk at police headquarters at One Union Avenue, area libraries and on the City of New Haven homepage at: www.cityofnewhaven.com. In addition, details may be found online at: www.cityofnewhaven.com/police.

    Completed applications may be dropped off at the New Haven Police Academy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and must be received by October 23rd, 2009. Citizens’ Academy staff will also be hosting extended hours from October 21st through October 23rd from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Police Academy to answer questions and review applications.

    Applicants sought are New Haven residents from each of the City’s ten policing districts and those of all races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages, genders and physical abilities. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the first day of classes, have no major felony convictions and no convictions involving domestic violence. Applications will be processed by the New Haven Police Department and potential candidates will be subject to a basic criminal history check. Each application will be considered on a case by case basis. Participants are required to commit to actively participating in all eight sessions.

    For additional information, please call the New Haven Police Academy at 203-946-6119 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, or email: policeacademy@newhavenct.net.

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    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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