Free Classes Open To Adults Beginning This Fall


The Arizona Department of Public Safety, Payson Police Department, and Gila County Sheriff's Office are hosting a Law Enforcement Citizens Academy this fall.

This academy is designed to provide members of the public an opportunity to better understand the mission and objectives of these agencies.

The academy will provide both basic classroom and hands-on training, including:

  • Department history,
  • Arizona laws,
  • Collision investigation,
  • Firearms and firearms training simulation, and
  • Other law enforcement classes.

This free academy is scheduled for one night per week for a nine-week period, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 2, 2005 through Jan. 4, 2006. It is open to adults, who want to better understand the role of these agencies in the law enforcement community.

Applications for enrollment may be picked up at the following Payson locations:

Arizona Department of Public Safety, 201 N. Colcord Road;

Payson Police Department, 303 N. Beeline Highway; and

Gila County Sheriff's Office, 108 W. Main St.

The applications must be returned to the Arizona Department of Public Safety no later than Oct. 17, 2005.

For further information, call DPS Officer Bernadette Koren at (928) 474-2606.

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