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Posted on: January 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enrollment is Now OPEN for the Bedford Police Department Citizen's Police Academy

The Bedford Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2017 Citizen’s Police Academy.

The Bedford Police Department’s Citizen Academy is designed to provide the citizens of Bedford with a comprehensive perspective of the Department’s police services from the inside. This program will also provide a more in depth understanding of the art and science of policing in the 21st century and the challenges facing law enforcement officers.

Graduates of the Bedford Police Department’s Citizen Academy will have a better understanding of the training, legal, physical and technical aspects of the delivery of public safety services by their police department as well as a greater understanding and awareness of the daily challenges faced by our officers.

During the Academy participants will be exposed to virtually every aspect of police work including patrol operations; criminal investigations including forensic and crime scene investigative techniques plus more.

There is no cost to attend the Citizen’s Academy and is open to all Bedford residents 18 and older as well as local Bedford business owners.

Classes begin on March 21st and continue each Tuesday evening for 10-weeks from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Bedford Police Department Training Room, 55 Constitution Drive. Applicants are required to attend a minimum of eight (8) of the ten scheduled classes as space is limited.

Applications must be submitted on or before March 7th and are available online at under the “Forms” tab, or at the Safety Complex and can be submitted via regular US Mail, E-mail to or dropped off at the Station.

For additional information, please contact Detective Lieutenant Michael Griswold at 472-5113 Ext 338

Find the application HERE...
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