Las Cruces police offer ‘Citizens Academy’

Las Cruces Police Department

 

Las Cruces residents interested in gaining insight into police work are invited to apply for the Las Cruces Police Department’s training academy for civilians, the department said in a news release.

 

The academy will offer training in use of force, crime scene investigations, gangs, the K-9 unit, crisis intervention, neighborhood enforcement, animal control, codes enforcement and community policing. The academy is open to residents of Las Cruces who are 18 or older. It will be held on four consecutive Saturdays beginning Oct. 8 and ending on Oct. 29.

 

The free academy will be limited to 20 students. Minor background checks will be conducted on all applicants, and successful candidates will be obligated to attend all four sessions. The sessions will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the LCPD Training Academy in central Las Cruces .

 

Applications are available at the Las Cruces Police Department, 217 E. Picacho Ave. The deadline to submit applications is noon on Friday, Sept. 30. Early submission of applications is encouraged.

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