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Mesa citizens: Sign up to serve and protect

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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 1:14 pm

To serve and protect: it’s not just for police officers, but everyday citizens, too.

Embracing that everyday partnership between its citizens and law enforcement personnel, the Mesa Police Department is now accepting applications for its next Citizens Police Academy, scheduled to begin in August, with graduation set for November.

Offering a mix of classroom presentations and hands-on experience, the course “gives students an insight and understanding of law enforcement’s role in our community.”

Presentations include topics such as traffic, civilian investigators, DUI, homicide, gangs, street crimes, narcotics, SWAT, aviation, and more. Potential candidates must be 19 years old and live in Mesa, along with meeting a series of other criteria. Applications and criteria can be found online at

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