There are still seats available to participate in the Citizens Police Academy at the New Bedford Police Department beginning January 28.
The 10-week experience is designed to acquaint community residents with an overview of the training and practices law enforcement offers face daily when working at the New Bedford Police Dept. Topics covered include First Aid, CPR, firearms, active shooter, Constitutional Law, Taser, defensive tactics, street gangs, and drugs.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity for anyone interested in a career in Law Enforcement or those who simply want to learn more about the department,” says Capt. Rick Rezendes, who oversees the program.
The Academy meets every Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Police H.Q. on Rockdale Ave. Participants must be 18 year of age and pass a background check.
For more information or to register for the program, contact Capt. Rezendes at 508-991-6300 x79561 or Ricard.Rezendes@newbedfordpd.com.