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South River Police accepting candidates for Citizen Police Academy

The South River Police Department is accepting applications for its 2016 Citizen Police Academy planned for 7-9 p.m. on eight Wednesdays beginning April 7. The program will conclude with graduation on May 26. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 14 participants.

The academy will provide citizens with a glimpse into the real world of policing. Students will receive a variety of training including, but not limited to, criminal law, motor-vehicle law, morals and ethics training, community-oriented policing and motor-vehicle accident investigation. Participants also will participate in various hands-on applications such as conducting motor-vehicle stops and scenario reenactment.

All applicants must be residents of South River, a minimum of 21 years of age, have no criminal record (a detailed background investigation will be conducted), and must possess a valid driver’s license.

Applications may be picked up 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the South River Police Department Records Bureau inside the Police Department, 61 Main St. For more information, call Sgt. Edwin Yorek at 732-254-1150, ext. 111.

Applications must be turned in no later than March 25.

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