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Still Time to Sign Up for Citizens Police Academy

Learn about the Gloucester Township Police Department with the 10-week course.

Gloucester Township Police Department's 10-week Citizens Police Academy will get underway on March 14.

The academy, now in its 11th year, will be held Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30.

Police invite anyone 16 years old or older to attend the free academy.

It is the Police Department's hope that the academy will foster an improved relationship between police and the community.

Police also feel the academy gives them an opportunity to provide residents with a better understanding of how the Police Department works and the duties of a police officer.

"We'll give you more insight on how we operate," Deputy Chief David Harkins said last Monday night during the Township Council meeting. "I would recommend that for everyone."

The 10-week course will include an overview of the Police Department, including its administration and patrol, communications, special operations, criminal investigations and youth criminal law units, and more.

All attendees will also learn CPR for the home.

If you would like to be part of this cooperative effort between police and the community and would like to receive a Citizens Police Academy application or have any questions, please call Gloucester Township Police Department Community Relations Bureau Lt. Brendan Barton and Cpl. Sean Grannan at 856-228-4011 or email them at communityrelations@gtpolice.com.

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