Four citizens academies set through March
CLOVERDALE -- After receiving heavy interest in the first program, the Cloverdale Police Department has slated four more citizens academies through the end of March.
The goal of the program is to raise awareness of citizensí rights as delineated in both the U.S. Constitution and the Indiana Constitution, as well as the role of police in keeping the community safe. It also focuses on the importance of civic engagement.
The next academy is set for Saturday, Feb. 22 with two more programs sceheduled March 14 and March 28.
Participants will receive eight hours of instruction that includes ALIVE active shooter training, as well as a shoot/donít shoot simulation. They will also receive a T-shirt, a pocket U.S. Constitution, a certificate and information on additional resources.
Each class runs from 9 a.m. to about 5 p.m., and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The fee is $65 for those who register more than seven days prior to the program, with it being $75 afterward. The fee for groups of three or more is $60 a person.
Twenty-five seats are available for each class.
The programs will be held at WPW Firearms, 505 N. Main St., Cloverdale.
Interested persons may reserve their spot by calling 719-3492 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations can also be made by messaging the Citizens Academy Facebook page.