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January 8, 2014

Derby police offering public chance to learn about procedures

The Derby Police Department is opening enrollment for its citizen police academy starting Feb. 11, which is intended to help participants understand police procedures.

The Derby Police Department is opening enrollment for its citizen police academy starting Feb. 11, which is intended to help participants understand police procedures.

Anyone 21 or older who lives, works or owns a business in Derby is eligible to attend the 12-week program. Activities will include lectures on crime-scene processing, criminal law and range qualifications, plus students can join a ride-along with a Derby police officer.

The group will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday from Feb. 11 to April 29 at the Derby Police Department, 229 N. Baltimore.

There is no cost to attend the program, though interested people must first fill out an application online at www.derbyweb.com/cpa. Applications are also available in person at the police station.

The police department will host a ceremony and banquet for its students after the program concludes.

For more information, visit www.derbyweb.com or call the city at 316-788-1519.

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