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New Rochelle To Host Nine-Week Citizen Police Academy

The New Rochelle Police Department is looking for capable volunteers to participate in the annual Citizen Police Academy.
The New Rochelle Police Department is looking for capable volunteers to participate in the annual Citizen Police Academy. Photo Credit: NRPD

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle Police Department is looking for some of the city’s Finest to join the Citizen Police Academy.

Beginning on Wednesday, March 30, the New Rochelle Police Department will host a nine-week academy, where participants will learn about law enforcement and the criminal justice system firsthand.

Each year, the department hosts a formal academy for civilians, where they participate in various scenarios that police officers potentially face on a daily basis. Classes are led by police instructors, Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll and various division commanders. Topics that are scheduled to be discussed include traffic enforcement, the use of motorcycles and radar and a DWI simulator.

This year, classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning on March 30 through May 25. Those interested in entering the Citizen Police Academy can get more information by calling the department at (914) 654-2324.

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