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Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.

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Police Department taking applications for Citizen’s Academy 2012

For anyone interested in taking an inside look at the operation of the Fredericksburg Police Department, I invite you to attend the next Citizen’s Police Academy, scheduled to start on Thursday, February 23.   The classes are taught by dynamic instructors who all have a wealth of experience to share.  The Academy is free, and we even provide a light dinner while the classes are in session.  

Click here for an application, and feel free to email me if you have any questions at nbledsoe@pd.fredericksburgva.gov      I look forward to meeting you! 

 

Citizen’s Academy Agenda

February 23 – April 19, 2012 | Every Thursday | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WEEK ONE February 23:

Opening Remarks; Introduction of Command Staff and Attendees

Overview of Law Enforcement 

PIO  

WEEK TWO March 1:

Patrol Officer Basics 

E-911/Dispatch Center   

WEEK THREE March 8:

Building Tour 

Forensics Collection and Analysis   

WEEK FOUR March 15:

Special Equipment Tactical Team (SETT) 

Crisis Negotiating Team  

WEEK FIVE March 22:

K9 Unit 

Less Lethal Use of Force   

WEEK SIX March 29:

Review of Zhang Abduction/Homicide Case   

WEEK SEVEN April 5:

Review of Officer Todd Bahr Shooting/Line of Duty Death   

WEEK EIGHT April 12:

(held at Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy)

“Shoot, Don’t Shoot Scenario” 

Polygraph   

WEEK NINE April 19:

Domestic Violence 

Class Evaluation, Suggestions

Graduation Ceremony

 

*You are encouraged to complete a ride-along at your convenience during the nine week period.*

 

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