The Estherville Police Department is holding a 2013 Citizens' Academy. This is a program that the department has put on for the citizens of Estherville and surrounding communities for over 10 years. The department is looking for individuals interested and excited to learn about law enforcement.
This year the classes will run from Tuesday, April 16 through Thursday, May 9. The classes will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. depending on the topic covered that evening. Attendance is not required, but those who sign up are encouraged to attend. The year's topics are: fire and EMS, patrol operations, defensive tactics, OWI enforcement, traffic and accident investigation, K-9 and narcotics, S.W.A.T. team, undercover operations and firearms training.
The class is put on by the Estherville Police Department at no charge and is provided as a community service. Participants do not have to be a citizen of the City of Estherville to take part in the class. The class is an excellent opportunity for the department to interact with the citizens it serves every day. For those who are interested in going into law enforcement as a career or just in how the police department operates, this is an excellent opportunity for them to get a firsthand look at what law enforcement is all about.
Those interested in attending may stop by the Emmet County Law Center to pick up an application from the dispatch center. Applications will also be made available at the department website at esthervillepd.net. Links to the website will be posted on the department Facebook and Twitter accounts. Applications will be due no later than Tuesday, April 9. All applicants will be subject to a background check in accordance of state law.
For any questions regarding the Citizens' Academy please contact Officer Dunlavy at the Estherville Police Department at (712) 362-3515.