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Town of Palm Beach News Release

Posted on: December 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen’s Academy – February 12 – March 18, 2020


The Palm Beach Police Department is now accepting applications for The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen’s Academy to be held Wednesday, February 12 – Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The six week program takes place once a week in the afternoons from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  A graduation ceremony and Alumni Reunion will immediately follow the class on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Edwards Parish Hall.

The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen's Academy provides an opportunity for individuals who live and work in the Town of Palm Beach to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the Police & Fire-Rescue Departments. The Academy is an opportunity to better understand the operations, mission and vision of the Palm Beach Police & Fire Rescue Departments. Since the instructors are all department staff members, you will have the opportunity to get to know the people who make up the Palm Beach Police & Fire-Rescue teams.

Weekly topics will include: Criminal Investigations, Patrol & Communications functions, Active Shooter Response, Firearms & Taser Training, Crime Scene & Evidence Collection, Patrol and Marine Ride-Alongs, and much more. The application deadline is Friday, January 17, 2020.

Participation qualifications:     

1.    Must be a resident or business owner in the Town of Palm Beach

2.    Attend all six sessions of the Academy

3.    Participation fee of $200.00 payable to The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation, Inc.

For questions, please call Michael Ogrodnick in the Palm Beach Police Community Relations Unit at (561) 838-5467.  Applications are available to download from the Palm Beach Police Department website by clicking here, or can be picked up at the Palm Beach Police Department, 345 S. County Road, Palm Beach.   

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