Bangor police to host third Citizens Police Academy

Posted March 19, 2014, at 1:31 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Local residents will get a taste of what it’s like to work as a Bangor police officer on a daily basis this spring.

The department will host its third Citizens Police Academy, starting on April 8, the department announced Wednesday.

The nine-week program will consist of Tuesday evening classes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the department’s Main Street station. All instructors are experienced law enforcement members.

Topics covered will include patrol overview, criminal investigations, a canine demonstration,drug enforcement, crime scene investigation, SWAT and bomb squad overview and OUI enforcement.

The classes are free and are designed to give the public a working knowledge of the daily operations of the Bangor Police Department. Participants will not be trained as police officers.

Classes will fill on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants are subject to a background check. Applicants with felony convictions or a significant criminal history will not be accepted.

Individuals seeking information on the program should call Community Relations Officer Jason McAmbley at 947-7384, ext. 5746, or jason.mcambley@bangormaine.gov.

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