Citizen’s Academy scheduled for Casa Grande

September 8, 2017 by  

Communities throughout the country often hold what are called “citizens’ academies” during which residents of the area can learn how their local police departments work. Now, the Casa Grande Border Patrol office has announced it is holding such a training course, and invites area residents to participate.

The course is seven weeks long, with a meeting scheduled one night every week. Each session offers demonstrations, scenarios, discussions, and classes that allow members of the community to see law enforcement operations in depth, and the way the Border Patrol operates daily to ensure the safety of the state’s southern border. Each meeting focuses on a different aspect of a Border Patrol agent’s daily activities. Attendees are also given an overview of the laws agents must be familiar with before they are graduated from the academy.

The main reason the Border Patrol is offering the course is to allow participants to familiarize themselves with the agency’s operations and how it enforces the law. Additionally, the course helps strengthen positive relationships between the patrol and the citizens it serves.

Participants must be 18 years old, have no criminal record, complete an application, and pass a background check. The academy is free, and starts October 4.

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