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Sign up for CPD Citizens Police Academy

The Cottonwood Police Department is now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Citizen Police Academy. The Citizens Academy is a 10-week program designed to help Cottonwood residents increase their understanding of how the Police Department works within the community. The participants in the Citizens Academy have the opportunity to meet and learn about the men and women who are protecting their community. They are also given insight into the daily decisions the officers must make and the reasons behind those decisions.

The academy includes courses on patrol operations, K-9, SWAT, proactive policing, drugs, use of force, and other topics, taught by CWPD personnel. There will also be tours of the Cottonwood Police Department and the opportunity to ride with an officer on patrol.

must be 18 or older, and live and/or work in Cottonwood. Participation in the Academy includes a commitment to attend all the training sessions. The Academy is scheduled to start on September 5 and is held Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Cottonwood Public Safety Building, 199 S 6th Street, in Cottonwood. There will be ten weeks of instruction with a culmination dinner on the eleventh week. There is no cost to participate.

Applications are available in the front lobby of the Cottonwood Police Department between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon-Fri. Find a printable application can be found on our website at:'s_academy.htm.

For more information call Sergeant Cody Savage at 928-634-4246 ext. 133

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