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Lebanon citizen’s police academy taking applications

Staff Reports • Dec 15, 2015 at 3:05 PM

The Lebanon Police Department will offer its Citizen’s Police Academy, beginning in September. 

The voluntary six-week program will include lectures, presentations, as well as hands-on activities to teach and inform its participants the many facets of law enforcement and introduce the police department. 

“This stimulating and informative program will give each enrollee a better sense of the Lebanon Police Department and the issues concerning everyday operations,” said police Chief Scott Bowen. “Citizens will also have a better understanding of their role in the Community Oriented Policing philosophy.

“The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to foster better communications between citizens and police through education. A well-informed citizen is more likely to share their experiences with the community as the opportunity arises. Everyone benefits from enhancing citizen’s understanding of the role and function of their police department.”

The academy begins Sept. 18 and meets each Thursday from 6-9 p.m. in the courtroom at the Lebanon Police Department. There is no cost to participants. The deadline to register for the academy is Sept. 12.

To qualify, participants must be at least 18; a resident, business owner, employed or a volunteer in Lebanon; and not be a convicted felon. 

To apply in person, come to the police department at 406 Tennessee Blvd., or apply online at lebanonpd.org. For more information, contact Officer

P.J. Hardy, CPA coordinator, at 615-453-4398 or by email at pjhardy@lebanontn.org.

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