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CSUPD Citizens Police Academy begins Feb. 6

January 25, 2014

Extended deadline: Applications accepted through Friday, Jan. 31

The eighth annual Citizens Police Academy at Colorado State University will begin Thursday, Feb. 6, and is open to CSU students and employees.

This unique experience does not require any previous knowledge of law enforcement or any special physical abilities.

The academy will conduct 12 classes and conclude with graduation on Thursday, April 24.  Classes will be held every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m., excluding Spring Break, in the CSUPD Training Room at Green Hall and other locations as appropriate. There will be one four-hour Saturday class so students can participate in police related scenarios using the department’s simulator.

Colorado State University Police Department, the Division of Student Affairs and the CSU Bookstore host the academy.

Open to CSU students and employees

Fifteen students and 10 faculty or staff members will be admitted into the academy. Student applicants must have a 2.5 GPA. Accepted applicants must be free of felony and misdemeanor convictions and must agree to a limited background investigation.

To apply, pick up an application at Green Hall or download the application from the police department website at Applications will be accepted electronically through Wednesday, Jan. 29. Contact Lt. David Hurley at 970-491-2481 or for more information.