CITY OF ST. CHARLES: Police Department Launches Its First Spanish Citizen Police Academy
City of St. Charles issued the following announcement on Sept. 4.
The St. Charles Police Department is pleased to announce its first Spanish Citizen Police Academy. This free program will be taught by Spanish-speaking officers in our department and will meet at the police department on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. beginning October 4th through November 1st. (October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, & November 1st ).
The Spanish Citizen Police Academy is meant to provide a better understanding of how the St. Charles Police Department operates, and is open to Spanish speaking residents who are 21 years of age and older. Applications also will be accepted for those who live elsewhere but work in St Charles. Participants will get to meet officers face to face and discover what daily life is like for them.
“We are reaching out directly to St. Charles’ Latino residents with this Spanish Citizen Police Academy,” says Crime Prevention Officer Jim Burden. “As St. Charles police officers, we are here to protect and serve all St. Charles residents. It’s important for all residents to get to know their local police officers and learn about law enforcement procedures as well as important crime prevention tips. We hope that building a relationship with our Latino residents will help them feel more comfortable reporting crimes and help us solve crimes. It’s a win-win.”
Applications can be picked up at the front lobby of the Police Department (630.377.4435) or downloaded from the city web site. Once the application has been completed, it can be dropped off, mailed or e-mailed to the St. Charles Police Department in care of Officer Jim Burden at: 211 N. Riverside Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois 60174, or email@example.com. All applications are subject to approval. Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2018.
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