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Citizen's Police Academy Back For Another Year

February 24, 2012 by John Rook

The following announcement was provided by the Cheshire Police Department:

Cheshire Police Chief Neil Dryfe is pleased to announce the Cheshire Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy is returning. This free, interactive course is being offered to adult Cheshire residents and business people who want to learn more about the Cheshire Police Department. In this seven-week course, students will learn about the responsibilities of the Patrol, Detective, and Traffic divisions, witness various training demonstrations such as lifting fingerprints, and home security and crime prevention tips.
Students will also have the opportunity to use a firearm training system simulator (if available) and learn what it feels like to be forced to make a split-second deadly force decision.
You will also have the opportunity to spend a shift with a patrol officer as he/she patrols his/her beat and repsonds to emergencies.
Graduates are awarded a diploma and tee shirt.
Classes will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning on April 11. Applications are available at Cheshire Police Headquarters and at Town Hall. Due to class size restructions, this program is available to 20 adults, 18 years or older, who either live or work in Cheshire. The application deadline is April 2.
For further information, contact Officer Thomas Prue at (203) 271-5571 or

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