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Bend Police to host Community Academy beginning April 2 - 02/20/24

Bend Police announce Community Academy beginning April 2, 2024

The Bend Police Department is pleased to announce it will host its 40th Community Academy beginning in April. 

Community Academy will take place from April 2 through June 4, with 10 classroom dates and one optional range day on Saturday, May 4. 

The Bend Police Department Community Academy has been recognized as a national and regional model in allowing an inside look at how the Department operates. The goal of the program is to inform and educate participants about the Department and the various ways police officers carry out their mission. Instruction includes classes on narcotics, traffic, CERT, K9s, officer survival and more. The classes are taught by officers chosen according to their specific area of expertise in law enforcement.

The class will meet once a week for 10 consecutive weeks, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. The Community Academy can accommodate 40 students per session. There is no charge to participate in the Community Academy. Preference is given to those who live in Bend city limits. 

Learn more by visiting the Bend Police website:

To participate, please complete and submit the Community Academy Application online. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 29. 

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