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Citizen Public Safety Academy - Still Time to Apply


Want to learn how CSI investigators are able to solve seemly unsolvable crimes? How about a jail tour? Or maybe you want to learn how to extract crash victims from automobiles.

Then you need to apply to the Apopka Citizens Public Safety Academy.

"My favorite part was the fire training. We were all able to put on the fire uniforms and put the fires out." - Academy Alumni Eli Rivera

Annually, the Police and Fire departments of the City of Apopka provide this educational program where adults learn the inner workings of the departments. Participants experience what being a police officer or firefighter is like and will learn all aspects of police and fire services and participate in discussions and exercises.

Topics Include:

  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Fire Suppression
  • Evidence Collection
  • Vehicle Extrications
  • Search and Seizure
  • Building Searches
  • High Angle Rescues
  • Defensive Driving, Traffic Laws
  • Judicial Process
  • Criminal Investigations
  • K-9 demonstrations
  • Court Room and Jail Tours

Who Should Attend ? Anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of law enforcement and fire services in Apopka.

"I was most surprised by the historical perspective of how the Apopka Fire Department developed in the city." - Academy Alumni Howard Washington

The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for eight weeks beginning on February 25, 2016.DSC_0100

This very popular program is limited to only twenty-five individuals. There are minimum qualifications to attend and a thorough background check will be conducted on each applicant.

The Apopka Citizen Public Safety Academy application can be picked up at the Police Department. Email police@apopka.net to request an application or download an application using this link. Apopka Citizen Public Safety Academy Application

Applicants must provide a notarized Affidavit of Good Moral Character and a signed the Volunteer Waiver.

The completed application must be returned to the Apopka Police Department, 112 East Sixth Street. The front desk is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The application deadline is Wednesday, February 24th at 5:00 PM

If anyone has any questions, please contact Officer Cynthia Hall, at 407-703-1771 ext. 245



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