Looking for a few good citizens

The Citizens Police Academy is free and open to any township resident 16 or older.

Applications are now being accepted and classes will begin on Jan. 18 for the Gloucester Township Police Department’s 2024 Citizens Police Academy.

Completed applications are to be emailed to CommunityRelations@GTPolice.com. They can now be downloaded at https://gtpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/CPA-Application-2024.pdf.

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The academy is open to any township resident 16 or older. It is a free 14-week course with classes on Thursdays from 6:30 to approximately 8:30 p.m. and will include an overview of the police department and its many facets, including special operations, criminal investigations and K-9s. All academy attendees are trained in CPR.

The objective of the academy is not to train police officers but to produce informed citizens who meet with officers in a neutral, friendly setting and learn about the men and women behind the badge. The course also helps promote community involvement in the fight against crime.

To access a Citizens Academy application or have questions answered, call the township police department’s community relations bureau at (856) 374-5712 or email CommunityRelations@gtpolice.com.

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