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Atlantic City police offering free citizen academy

Atlantic City police offering free citizen academy

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ATLANTIC CITY — The Police Department is offering a free, nine-week civilian academy for local adults this spring.

The department said the goal of the academy is “to foster and promote an understanding by the citizens in Atlantic City of the services and challenges facing public safety personnel,” according to a news release.

The academy will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays from March 2 to April 28 at the Atlantic City Police Athletic League building on New York Avenue. Classes will feature the department’s community relations and neighborhood coordination unit officers, police chaplains, bomb squad, SWAT team, drug and gang awareness, forensics, K-9 and more. Tours of 911 communications, surveillance and the Fire Department are included.

Graduation will be April 30.

Masks are required, and temperature checks will be administered. Space is limited to 25 adults.

Applications for the course are available at the PAL building. Contact Gail Jasper at 609-347-5478 or for more information.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. After seven years at The Current and Gazette newspapers, I joined The Press in 2015. I currently cover education.

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