City of Takoma Park Police Department
• 7500 Maple Avenue • Takoma Park, Md 20912
For more information contact:
Public Information Officer (PIO)
Catherine Plevy, 301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901
June 16, 2011 (11:14 a.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department is pleased to announce the COP Citizens’ Police Academy, which is an integral part of the City of Takoma Park Police Department’s community outreach efforts. The course is designed to educate citizens on the required duties and obligations of a police officer, and it will provide a glimpse into all aspects of the City’s police department that make it run smoothly on a daily basis. The primary goals of the Citizens’ Police Academy are to give citizens the opportunity to meet and interact with the City’s police officers and the police department’s civilian staff. Also, to engage citizens in practical activities and scenarios that police officers frequently experience so that they have a better understanding of the job.
The academy will commence on October 6, 2011 from 7-9:30 pm, each Thursday night, for ten (10) consecutive weeks. Sessions will be held at the Takoma Park Community Center (room TBA) and participants are strongly encouraged to sign up for the optional “Ride-Along” with an officer and “Sit-In” with a dispatcher, which can both be scheduled based on the participant’s availability. There is no cost to participate.
If you are interested in attending, please complete the attached application and mail it to: Takoma Park Police. ATTN: Community Outreach Program , 7500 Maple Avenue , Takoma Park, MD 20912, or email the attached completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants are subject to a background check and participants are required to attend at least eight (8) sessions to graduate from the academy.