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Applications Being Accepted for Citizens' Police Academy

Colonial Regional Police will offer another round of Citizens' Police Academy, which will be held weekly from Aug. 29 to Nov. 14.

 will again offer its Citizens' Police Academy, which will be held weekly from Aug. 29 to Nov. 14.

According to a press release, the academy allows residents to see for themselves what their local police officers do in the course of a work day.

Courses will include:

  • The Pennsylvania Crimes Code;
  • Use of force;
  • An accident investigation;
  • And more 

Participants will also get the chance to do a ride-along and tour  and .

All participants must submit an application, which can be found at www.colonialregionalpd.org, by Aug. 15.

You can also print the application by clicking the PDF file to the right of this article.

How to Submit Your Application:

  • E-mail -- info@colonialregionalpd.org
  • Fax -- (610) 861-4829
  • Snail Mailed or Hand Delivered --
    Colonial Regional Police
    Attention: Lee McGuigan
    248 Brodhead Road
    Bethlehem, PA 18017

For more information, call (610) 861-4820.

Editor's Note: I participated in Citizens' Police Academy in the fall of 2011. Here are two op-ed pieces I wrote during my experience:

  • (use of force and gun range)

Ben Miller June 20, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Did they not see Police Academy 4, Citizens on Patrol? Captain Harris is going to go out of their way to make sure this fails and then there's the citizens... Butterworth and Mrs. Feldman are gonna mess the whole thing up.
Mallory Vough June 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Ha! Great movies.

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