For Immediate Release
PR #:1900080
Date Issued:Aug 20, 2019 - 8:37am

One week left to apply for 2019 Regional Citizens Police Academy

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Sparks Police Department, Reno Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and University of Nevada, Reno Police Services are offering residents a unique and exciting opportunity to experience life as a law enforcement officer in the Truckee Meadows area. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

The Regional Citizen’s Police Academy (RCPA) is a 10-week program designed to safely give participants the opportunity to learn more about duties, responsibilities, and day-to-day work of your local law enforcement officers.

The Academy starts September 3rd, 2019.  Classes are every Tuesday night from 6pm-9pm.  There are also two Saturday sessions from 8am-5pm to give students more opportunities for hands-on training and experiences. Graduation is scheduled for November 12, 2019.

Topics taught during the RCPA include Regional Gang Unit, OIS protocol, Body cameras, Jail tour, Firearms, Emergency Vehicle Operations, S.W.A.T., Dispatch, and K-9 Demonstrations. Participants will have a number of opportunities to engage in police-related training.

Participants will also have opportunities to experience a day on patrol first hand by taking part in ride-alongs offered by all of the agencies hosting this year’s academy.

If you are interested in gaining more insight and knowledge about the noble profession of law enforcement, this is your chance. Class size is limited. When the RCPA class size is reached, applicants will be notified and remain on a list for the following RCPA.

REQUIREMENTS

·         Must be 18 years of age

·         Complete the written application and submit by August 27

·         Pass a background check.

If you are ready to sign up for this exciting opportunity, go to the website or Facebook page of any of the four law enforcement agencies  and download the application*.  Email your completed application, and direct any questions, to either:

 Officer D. O’Connell (doconnell@cityofsparks.us)

 Deputy T. Fitzmier (tfitzmier@washoecounty.us)

Click here for your Citizen Police Academy application

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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