Jackson Police Department Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Police Academy Until Sept. 19
The Jackson Police Department’s next Citizens’ Police Academy is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2016. The mission of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to educate and inform the community; to provide a forum for police and community interaction; to identify community problems, needs and concerns; and to foster a partnership with the community and the Department in working toward creating a safer community. Applications can be downloaded from the City website, www.jacksonms.gov, and will be accepted until Sept. 19.
In each session, a qualified instructor will explain how each division of the Jackson Police Department operates. The weeklong event includes a tour of the Public Safety Communications Center, an overview of the Community Relations/Crisis Intervention Unit, a S.W.A.T and Bomb Squad exhibition, and Driving and Firearms Simulator training.
This Academy is conducted from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., at the Police Firing Range for the SWAT /Bomb presentation and firearm instruction.
For information and registration, please call the Office of Community Relations at 601.960-1389 or e-mail Renee Walker at email@example.com or Marilynn Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kingfish note: JJ highly encourages citizens take this class. It is good information and good training. However, JJ can't resist this blast from the past: