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Paris to host Citizens’ Police Academy

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The City of Paris Police Department will have its 10th class of the Citizens Police Academy on Sept. 11.
This is an exciting program being put together by the men and women of the Paris Police Department.  
It will meet for classes every Tuesday night for 11 weeks from 7 to 9 pm. The Academy will graduate on Nov. 20.  
The Citizen Police Academy will focus on the internal values, philosophy and operations of the Paris Police Department.
Designed for citizens, the academy educates participants about the Paris Police Department with an overview of law enforcement and the justice system in general. A wide variety of topics are included in the Citizens Police Academy.
Patrol operations, criminal investigations, internal affairs, discipline, drug enforcement, and other topics are covered in the program. Participants will also receive an orientation in firearms, and can ride with a police officer on patrol.   
The first Citizen’s Police Academy was held in February 2002 with approximately 18 participants.   
It was started to help the citizens of Paris and Bourbon County understand the daily operations of the Police Department.
The academy classes are taught by members from the Paris Police Department.  Applicants must be 18 or older. Applications can be downloaded from the Paris Police Department website or picked up at the police department, 525 High Street, Suite 300. The deadline for all applications is Sept. 5, 2012.