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Avon’s Citizen’s Police Academy has openings

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Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – The Avon Police Department will be hosting the fourth annual Citizen’s Police Academy starting Sept. 10. There are still a few openings for citizens to join the course.

The academy will take place on Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m. starting on Sept. 10 and concluding Oct. 15.

During the academy’s six classes, the following presentations and interactive demonstrations will take place:

• Sept. 10: State of the police department, crime statistics in Avon, community policing philosophy, Criminal Investigation Bureau and crime scene investigation to include fingerprinting, latent prints, dusting and black lights.

• Sept. 17: Verbal judo and verbal de-escalation techniques. In addition, firearms training simulator will allow candidates to understand lethal force encounters and the use of force continuum.

• Sept. 24: Alcohol and Drug Recognition training and DUI enforcement.

• Oct. 1: Special Operations Unit (S.W.A.T.), use of force, and self-defense.

• Oct. 8: Tour of the Eagle County Jail.

• Oct. 15: An evening with firearms instructors at the firing range.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older; live, work or volunteer in the town of Avon; have no felony convictions; have no significant or recent misdemeanor convictions; and are willing to complete a waiver of liability.-

Register at http://www.avon.org/citizenspoliceacademy or drop by the Avon Police Department to pick up an application form.

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