Photo: Third class graduates from Austin Citizen Police Academy

Published 7:40 am Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Austin Police Department recently completed its third annual Citizen Police Academy.

This was six-week program offered to the general public. Classes were held once a week for 2 ½ hours.

Participants were provided overviews about various aspects of policing including use of force concepts, the K-9 program, firearms, traffic laws, diversity issues, community policing, evidence handling, SIRT, and medical response. Academy participants graduated on Oct. 17.

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