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Fourth Citizens Police Academy set to begin in March

The Farmville Police Department is again inviting citizens to apply for the Farmville Police Department’s Fourth Citizens Police Academy starting in March.

According to a town press release, the academy will consist of nine Thursday night sessions beginning March 2 and ending April 27. The classes will start at 6 p.m. and end at approximately 9 p.m.

“The goal of the academy is to provide citizens with a general knowledge of the day-today operations of the Farmville Police Department, all in an effort to enhance our abilities to better serve them and the community,” officials said in the release.

Academy sessions will provide information on topics including hiring and training, uniform operations, special operations, traffic enforcement and radar, criminal law, investigations, forensics and court room testimony.

Citizens interested in attending may pick up an application at the police department or by visiting the police department website at www.farmvilleva.com and navigating to the police department page via the “Departments” tab. The deadline for applications is Friday. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Lt. C.W. Moss at the Farmville Police Department at (434) 392-2109 or by e-mail at cmoss@farmvilleva.com.