Edmond Citizens Police Academy starts Feb. 26

The 33rd Edmond Citizens Police Academy begins Feb. 26 at the Downtown Community Center. The program offers people an opportunity to get an inside look at the Edmond Police Department.
by Diana Baldwin Published: January 14, 2013
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Residents can get an inside look at the Edmond Police Department during a 13-week Edmond Citizens Police Academy.

The 33rd academy will start Feb. 26. Classes will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Downtown Community Center, 28 E Main.

“The goal of the citizens police academy is to provide residents with a better understanding about what an Edmond police officer does on a daily basis, as well as to provide information about the Edmond Police Department, officer Randy Payne said.

Crime scene investigations, crime prevention, accident investigation, use of force and firearms are among topics that will be covered.

On May 11, participants will spend the day at the firing range. Special weapons and tactics, firearms, explosives and K-9 demonstrations will be conducted throughout the days. They also will be given the opportunity to try their skills on the firing range.

Graduation is scheduled for May 21.

Graduates will have the opportunity to become members of the Edmond Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

The association supports the police department with activities, awards and events throughout the year.

How to apply

All applicants must be at least 18, have no criminal record and be an Edmond resident or working within the city limits. Applications are online at www.edmondok.com. For more information, call 359-4437 or email randy.payne@edmondok.com.


by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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