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Next CCSO Citizens’ Police Academy set for Englewood, starts Jan. 5

Apply online now for 8-week class starting Jan. 5.

Apply online now for 8-week class start­ing Jan. 5.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The 52nd class of the Cit­i­zens’ Police Acad­emy will be held at the Engle­wood Cham­ber of Com­merce Build­ing, 601 South Indi­ana Ave., start­ing Tues­day, Jan. 5. The eight-week course will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tues­day evenings. While this ses­sion will meet mostly in Engle­wood, some of the classes will also be held at CCSO facil­i­ties in Punta Gorda.

Dur­ing the Tues­day evening classes, CCSO instruc­tors from areas such as S.W.A.T., K-9, Foren­sics, and the Dive team will pro­vide an in-depth look at what they do, how they do it and why it is done a par­tic­u­lar way. The course also offers the oppor­tu­nity for atten­dees to ride with a deputy on a 12-hour shift.

The CPA is a great way for our res­i­dents to learn more about us, and for us to learn more from our res­i­dents,” said Sher­iff Bill Prum­mell.  “It also affords some­one who might be think­ing of going into a law enforce­ment career an oppor­tu­nity to learn more about the field.”

One recent grad­u­ate remarked that the CPA was a “great class every cit­i­zen should take,” while another said, “As many cit­i­zens as pos­si­ble need to take this course.  I gained a whole new per­spec­tive as to how the CCSO is run.”

Appli­cants must be at least 18 years old and must reside or work in Char­lotte County.

Go to the web­site  to fill out and sub­mit an appli­ca­tion. Can’t make this class? The next one will be held in Punta Gorda start­ing March 8.

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