Auburn Police Department offers Citizens Academy; registration open

Auburn Police Department announced its 2011 Citizens Academy.

If you have ever been curious regarding the workings of your police department, here is your opportunity to get an unvarnished look at Auburn Police Department and direct, candid, first-hand information regarding this important function of the executive branch of your local government.

Class begins on March 3 and is free of charge.

The Auburn Police Department Citizens Academy consists of 11 Wednesday evening class sessions from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and one Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Class graduation will be on May 12.

All classes will meet at the Auburn Police Department, 340 East Main St.

Topics include the following:

• Department organization

• Patrol operations

• Procedural law regarding arrest, search and seizure

• Traffic law and enforcement

• 911 dispatch center operations (field trip)

• Law enforcement training (field trip to the police academy)

• Jail operations

• Investigations of: crimes against persons; property crimes; child abuse; domestic violence; Internet crimes against children; homicide; narcotics crimes

• Vehicle pursuits

• Use of force, including TASER

• SWAT operations (including hostage negotiations)

• Civil disturbance response

• Internal affairs investigations

• K9 operations (general patrol and narcotics K9)

• Auburn Municipal Court

• Auburn PD Volunteer Program

The Citizens Academy is open to any Auburn citizen 18 years or older. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Applications are available at the Auburn Police Department and on the City of Auburn website at

For further information, call 253-931-3035 or e-mail

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