PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Marshall Police Department, together with our local criminal justice and public safety partners will be holding another Citizen’s Police Academy. This is a chance to see critical aspects of police operations, training, and response in conjunction with our criminal justice and public safety partners.

Activities include:

*touring local public safety facilities
*learning what the process for becoming a police officer are
*what the laws are that affect arrest and prosecution
*learn about area illicit drug use and gang activity
*use of force training – including the opportunity to shoot a Department handgun and rifle
*experience a mock vehicle collision response and subsequent mock trial
*the opportunity to ride along with an officer
*get information on personal safety

We will be meeting Monday nights from September 19th through December 12th. The dates are final but the programs are tentative at this time. The cost is only $25. Classes will generally start at 6 pm and last two and a half hours. A program brochure and application are attached.

Applicants must be 18 years of age to participate, live or work in the Marshall area, and have no serious criminal or drug related convictions or very close relationships with someone who does have those – this may be waived at the discretion of the Public Safety Director.

Rob Yant
Director of Public Safety