Burbank Police Looking for Community Members for New Fall/Winter Academy

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The Burbank Police Department Community Academy is held throughout the year for those who live or work in the City of Burbank. The academy is conducted in English, Spanish, Armenian, and for the deaf/hard of hearing. The academy is a terrific opportunity for the Burbank Police Department to reach out to its diverse community and allow individuals to get a behind-the-scenes look at the personnel and operations of the department.

For nine weeks, participants interact with officers from the various bureaus and assignments in the department. Presentation topics include the criminal justice system, training, traffic control, animal control, reserve program, patrol and detective functions, air support unit, Special Weapons and Tactics team, police K-9s, and much more. Participants who graduate from the community academy may be eligible to become a Burbank Police Department volunteer.

The fall/winter Community Academy takes place on Thursday evenings, and will begin on Thursday, September 18, 2014, and concluding on November 13, 2014. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m., at the Burbank Police Station. There is no charge for the Community Academy. Applicants are subject to a background check.

Applications may be picked up at the Police Department, or downloaded from the Police Department website (www.BurbankPD.org), and should be returned no later than Friday, September 12, 2014. Please indicate on the application which class you would prefer (English, Spanish, Armenian, deaf/hard of hearing). Space is limited. Applying early is recommended.

Questions regarding the Community Academy may be directed to Community Resource Officer Joshua Kendrick @ 818-238-3223

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