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CONTACT P.O. FRED ALIBERTI,
ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT 518-458-5669

SPRING, 2001CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS


                         APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE SPRING 2001CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY, SCHEDULED TO START ON A TUESDAY IN MARCH  2001 (ONCE WE GET THE NECESSARY NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS, WE WILL ANNOUNCED THE DATE). THE THIRTEEN WEEK COURSE WILL CONTINUE ON SUBSEQUENT TUESDAY EVENINGS FOR THIRTEEN WEEKS. CLASSES WILL MEET FROM 6PM TO 9PM.

                               ALBANY'S CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY IS COORDINATED BY THE COMMUNITY SERVICES UNIT OF THE ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE GOAL OF THE ACADEMY IS TO INCREASE UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CITIZENS AND POLICE THROUGH EDUCATION. THROUGH THE WEEKLY CLASSES,  THE POLICE WILL HOPE TO DISPEL SUSPICIONS AND MISCONCEPTIONS AND INCREASE RAPPORT BETWEEN THE CITIZENS AND THE POLICE.  THE  CITIZENS, IN TURN, MAKE THE OFFICERS MORE AWARE OF THEIR FEELINGS AND CONCERNS.

                               MUCH TIME AND ENERGY HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO DEVELOPING AN INFORMATIVE OVERVIEW OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF POLICE OPERATIONS, TAUGHT BY BOTH MANAGEMENT AND NON-MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT.  STUDENTS WILL BE MEETING ONCE A WEEK FOR THREE HOURS FOR THIRTEEN  WEEKS. TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WILL INCLUDE VIRTUALLY EVERY ASPECT OF POLICE WORKR ANGING FROM A STUDY OF THE PENAL LAW , DEMONSTRATIONS OF  DIFFERENT LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS (CANINE  UNIT, MOUNTED UNIT, ETC.), NARCOTICS INVESTIGATIONS, COMPUTERS, FIREARMS, ETC.  THE CLASSES WILL INCLUDE LECTURES, TOURS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND HANDS ON PRACTICE.

                               CITIZENS (limited to those who live in or work in Albany) SHOULD COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION AND SEND IT TO COMMUNITY SERVICES OFFICER FRED ALIBERTI  AT fa1albany@cs.comor snail mail to the below address. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED AND CITIZENSS HOULD NOT DELAY.

P.O.FRED ALIBERTI, ALBANY CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY,
CENTER STATION, 536 WESTERN AVE., ALBANY, NY., 12203

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