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Carbondale PD accepting applications for citizen police academy classes

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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

The Carbondale Police Department is now accepting applications for the Basic and Advanced Citizens Police Academy classes (CPA). 

The academy will be divided into two components, consisting of the Basic and Advanced classes. Each academy will have five sessions. 

Classes for the Basic Citizens Academy will be held on the following schedule:

  • Wednesday Feb. 8, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday February 15, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday February 22, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday March 1, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday March 8, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Advanced Academy will be held on the following schedule:

  • Wednesday March 22nd, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday March 29th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday April 5th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday May 12th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday May 15th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The CPA is free and everyone over the age of 18 is welcome to apply for the class. If you're interested in joining, contact officer Randy Mathis at 457-3200, ext 402. Or email rmathis@ci.carbondale.il.us. Applications here or can be picked up at the Carbondale Police Department. Applications are due by Monday February 6th for the basic class and March 20th for the advanced class.

The goal of the CPA is to develop better understanding and communication between the police and the community through education.

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