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MBPD Offers Community Police Academy

The 10-week program provides insight into how law enforcement works and helps build relationships between the department and those it serves.

If you live or work in Manhattan Beach, you may be eligible to participate in the 2013 Community Police Academy held by the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

The 10-week program is designed to familiarize citizens with how the police department operates and is not intended to prepare individuals for street duty as police officers, said MBPD Officer Stephanie Martin who is also the academy coordinator.

The academy, with instruction by police officers, support personnel and management staff, will give participants an informative and hands-on overview of the fundamentals of police procedures, programs and policies. Each class will highlight select divisions (i.e. patrol, SWAT, K-9, traffic and detectives) of MBPD.

The first class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. in the community room of MBPD. Classes will continue every Thursday, with a graduation ceremony on March 14. 

To participate, you must submit an application (attached in PDF format here) and meet the following criteria:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Reside or work within the city of Manhattan Beach
  • Not have any felony convictions
  • Not be wanted for any crime
  • Submit to a limited background check that will include any warrants and criminal history.

For more information, call Martin at 310-802-5186 or email mbpdcpa@citymb.info

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