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Citizens Police Academy Begins July 21

Posted: June 27 2016


[Citizens Police Academy begins July 21st]

Monday, June 13, 2016

Contact: Chief Jon Simpson
(479) 271-3170


Bentonville, AR- The Bentonville Police Department announces the Citizens Police Academy, Class 2016-A, that will begin on July 21, 2016 at 6PM in the Bentonville Police Department Training Room. The academy was established in 1999 and has successfully graduated over 300 citizens with an eight-week program designed to give a working knowledge of the Bentonville Police Department. Each session consist of eight consecutive Thursday evening classes. The training will be comprehensive and will include lectures, demonstrations and facility tours. 

Citizens will have the opportunity to explore separate areas such as K-9 Teams, Bomb Squad, Criminal Investigations, Forensics and a ride-a-long with a Patrol Officer on shift. Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy will gain an intimate knowledge of the daily operations of the police department and cultivate a better understanding of the unique challenges in law enforcement.

Applicants must be 21 years of age and live or work in the Bentonville area. Applications and more detailed information can be obtained at the City of Bentonville website at  www.bentonvillear.com. You can then print, complete and E-mail the application to: Officer Gene Page at gene.page@bentonville.arkansas.gov, or Corporal Guary Morgan at guary.morgan@bentonville.arkansas.gov or mail to the Bentonville Police Department at: 908 SE 14th Street Bentonville AR 72712 or by Fax: 479-271-3187. If you have any questions please contact Officer Gene Page or Corporal Guary Morgan at 479-272-3170.