Public Safety Citizens Academy Starts in January

Lamar Police


Want to ride along with a police officer or spend a shift with the ambulance crew?  What about taking a tour of the fire department?  Here is your chance to learn more about public safety in our community. 

The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the Public Safety Citizens Academy that begins Thursday, January 9, 2014.  This academy will include sessions devoted to Fire and Emergency Medical Services as well as the traditional Police classes.   

The academy presentations will give participants a basic understanding of the services provided by police, fire and emergency medical services in the City of Lamar.  The academy will run for 14 weeks.  Normally, the sessions will run from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday evenings.  The classes conclude on Saturday, April 12, with a live fire exercise at the police range.  A barbecue and a high angle operation will be presented by the Lamar Fire Department as well. 

Applications are now available and will be accepted until Monday, January 6, 2014.  If you would like to attend the 2014 Citizens Academy, come by the Lamar Police Department at 505 South Main Street and pick up an application.  Call the department with any questions at 719-336-4341 or ask a Lamar Police Officer or Firefighter.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be subjected to a background check.


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