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News Release

Henderson Police Citizens’ Academy Accepting Applications

June 25, 2013



Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizens’ Academy. The 13-week academy meets each Tuesday evening to give citizens a unique insight into the life and training of a Henderson Police officer.

The goal of the Citizens’ Academy is to build a bridge between the citizens and the police department which serves them. During the program, citizens experience a condensed version of the actual police academy. The Citizens’ Academy meets each Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Aug. 13 to Nov. 5. The deadline for applications for the upcoming Citizens’ Academy is July 25.

Graduates of this program gain a unique insight into the life and training of a law enforcement officer. Some of the topics covered are: radio and communication training, community policing, use of force, gang enforcement, crime scene investigation, detention center procedures, criminal justice overview, domestic violence and criminalistics.

Applicants must live or work in the city of Henderson, be at least 18 years old, and have no felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor convictions. The Department holds two Citizens’ Academies each year and space is limited.

For more information regarding the Citizens’ Academy, please contact the Henderson Police Training Unit at (702) 267-4850. Applications can be picked up at the Main Station at 223 Lead Street, the Green Valley Substation at 300 S. Green Valley Parkway, the North Community Police Station at 225 E. Sunset Road or the Community Relations Unit inside the Galleria at Sunset. A copy of the application can also be found on the police department’s website located at

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