Go Behind the Scenes with Our First Responders–Apply for the Citizens Public Safety Academy! #GVCopBeat #ShareGJ

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CPSA Fall 2016Have you ever wondered what a day is like at the Grand Junction Police Department, Fire Department or 911 Communications Center? When you call 911, what happens on the other end of the phone? Is investigating a crime scene really like what you see on TV? What is it like to respond to a fire or medical emergency call? If you have these questions and others, the Citizen’s Public Safety Academy is for you!

This academy will present aspects of police, fire, EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and 911 Communications not generally known to the public. It will also provide insight on how public safety employees make decisions, perform their duties and serve you – our community.

“The CPSA was a worthwhile and enjoyable experience for my husband and me,” says Samantha Swingle, a graduate of the program.  “The opportunity to interact with our area law enforcement and fire departments and learn how they function was very interesting and increased our level of respect for their commitment to our community.  I highly recommend it.”

Classes will take place Thursday nights, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  The course will be held from February 2nd through May 11th.  There will be one Saturday class on April 29th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Space is limited, so turn in your application right away!  The deadline for applications is January 23rd.  Contact Jeannie Lewis at 970-549-5130, or jeanniel@gjcity.org, for more information.

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