Press Release


Mobile Police Department Accepting Applications for Upcoming Citizens’ Academy

June 11, 2013

The Mobile Police Department is currently taking applications for the next Citizens’ Academy. The classes will be held one night a week at 6:30 p.m. from August 6 – October 15, 2013. The classes are offered free of charge and help give Mobile citizens an insight into daily police work.

In each Academy, police will create mock crime scenes and participants will be able to begin the investigation of the scene. The class will also participate in a tactical operation scenario and become familiar with some of the equipment and tools used for specialized operations.

The classes are taught by police officials with expertise in the given areas of instruction. All aspects of police work are covered, including patrol functions, tactical operations, narcotics, youth crimes, officer training, community policing and crime scene investigation.

Participants also have the option, on a voluntary basis, to ride with a patrol officer and visit several law enforcement facilities, including Mobile Metro Jail and Communications. In addition, participants have the opportunity to handle firearms at the MPD Pistol Range.

The deadline for applications is July 16, 2013. There is no cost but seating is limited.

To register, please visit MobilePD.org and click on the “In the Community” tab to find and complete an online application. Completed applications may be dropped off or mailed to the MPD Training Academy at 1251 Virginia Street or faxed to (251) 208-2728. Applications can also be picked up at this location.

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Ashley H. Rains
Public Information Office
Office: 208-1918


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