Citizen police training slated

Applications due no later than Aug. 31

Special to the Altus Times

The Altus Police Department is currently accepting applications for the second annual Citizens’ Police Academy.

This is an opportunity for local residents to get an inside look into the inner workings of the police department and to meet with the officers who serve the community.

This is an eight-week course scheduled to meet 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, beginnning Sept. 8 and running through Oct. 27.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be presented a certificate of completion by police Chief Tim Murphy.

The program is slated to cover:

* Structure of the police department

* Patrol tactics

* Legal process and courtroom testimony

* Criminal investigations and crime scene processing

* Firearms training and demonstrations

* Emergency vehicle operations and pursuit driving

* Introduction to the K-9 unit and demonstration

* Gangs

* 911 emergency center

Applications are now being accepted and can be picked up at the Altus Police Department’s records division at 509 S. Main St. in Altus, OK 73521.

There is no cost to participate and attendance is highly recommended. Class size will be limited to 15 students. Local citizens are encouraged to submit applications Aug. 3 and students must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

For more information, call Murphy or Deputy Chief Tim Scott at 580-482-4121.

Applications due no later than Aug. 31

Special to the Altus Times

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