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The Bend Police Department is currently accepting applications for its Community Academy, officials say

Bend, OR – According to the police officials, the Community Academy will take place from April 2 through June 4, with 10 classroom dates and one optional range day on Saturday, May 4.

The Bend Police Department Community Academy has been recognized as a national and regional model in allowing an inside look at how the Department operates.

The goal of the program is to inform and educate participants about the Department and the various ways police officers carry out their mission. Instruction includes classes on narcotics, traffic, CERT, K9s, officer survival and more.

The classes are taught by officers chosen according to their specific area of expertise in law enforcement.

The class will meet once a week for 10 consecutive weeks, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. The Community Academy can accommodate 40 students per session.

There is no charge to participate in the Community Academy. Preference is given to those who live in Bend city limits.

More information here.

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