Oro Valley police to educate community with Citizen Academy

2013-07-25T15:00:00Z 2013-07-29T10:25:45Z Oro Valley police to educate community with Citizen AcademyPhil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Oro Valley Police Department's Citizen Academy will provide 36 hours of instruction to teach the community about police work.

Participants will be able to take part in a ride-along, see a S.W.A.T. demonstration and speak to officers about their work.

The academy will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 3 through Nov. 19 at the Oro Valley Police Tangerine Substation, 1920 E. Tangerine Road.

Space in the free program is limited, and open to those age 18 and up. To sign up, contact jstevens@orovalleyaz.gov via email.

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