September 7, 2018

Alhambra Police Department Community Academy - En Español

Alhambra Police Department News Release

SUBJECT OF PRESS RELEASE: Alhambra Police Department Community Academy Offered in Spanish
DATE OF RELEASE:  August 24, 2018
PERSON RELEASING THIS INFORMATION: Sergeant Steven Carr 626.570.5117; scarr@alhambrapd.org
PDF OF RELEASE: Download a copy of the release

The Alhambra Police Department is pleased to announce a new addition to its popular Community Academy. This fall, for the first time, the Alhambra Police Department is conducting a Community Academy in Spanish. The department is currently accepting applications to its 2018 Community Academy Spanish session.

The Community Academy is a six-week course designed to introduce the principles and practices of a modern-day municipal law enforcement agency to members of the community. Academy sessions, such as Patrol Operations, Homeless Outreach and Engagement Policing, Officer Safety, Narcotics, and others, are taught by law enforcement officers. Participants will have a class of Self-Defense Training and be invited to ride along with a patrol officer on duty. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Alhambra Police Department between October 3, 2018, and November 14, 2018.

Many past Community Academy participants have noted their special enjoyment of the interactive aspects of the course, such as participating in Officer Safety Scenario Exercises, where participants have the opportunity to “walk in the shoes” of police officers, and participating in a ride along, where they got to actually ride on patrol with an officer on duty throughout the community.

Other graduates have used their Community Academy experience to kick-off their participation in the “Alhambra Volunteers on Patrol” program. As Alhambra Police Department Volunteers, they assist the Alhambra Police Department with valuable administrative and operational functions. These include park patrols, vacation checks, and supporting a variety of community events and celebrations, among other opportunities that arise.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your community awareness and be a part of the Alhambra Police Department’s Community Academy beginning on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Deadline to submit the application is September 21, 2018.

Alhambra residents and business persons interested in attending the Alhambra Police Department Community Academy must be at least 18 years of age and submit an application to the Alhambra Police Department. Applicants with outstanding warrants, pending criminal court cases, a serious misdemeanor conviction, or any felony conviction, will not be invited to participate in the Community Academy. For more information and an application, contact the Crime Prevention Office (626) 570-5177 or crimeprevention@alhambrapd.org. You may also fill out the application at  www.cityofalhambra.org – on the Alhambra Police Home Page, scroll-down and click-on Community Academy.

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City of Alhambra

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