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Klamath Falls Police Department opens applications for the 2024 Citizen’s Academy

Klamath Falls, Oregon – The Klamath Falls Police Department has announced the 2024 Citizen’s Academy, an initiative designed to help the community learn more about the department’s operations and encourage active involvement. This Academy is your chance to discover the world of law enforcement and gain a profound appreciation for those who dedicate their lives to serving and protecting our community.

The Citizen’s Academy offers an unparalleled overview of the Klamath Falls Police Department’s functions. “We want you to know how we serve our community and how you can become involved in the process,” said the department. By participating, you’ll uncover law enforcement practices and gain valuable insights into the department’s daily operations.

The Academy is thoughtfully designed to cover a broad spectrum of topics, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. The course kicks off on April 4, 2024, with an immersive tour of the Police Department and Klamath County 911. Subsequent weeks delve into various aspects of police work, including Code Enforcement, Patrol Operations, and the operations of the Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET) and School Resource Officers.

Participants will also explore critical areas such as Criminal Law, SWAT/K9 operations, Defense Tactics/Home Security, and Firearm/Less Lethal techniques through detailed case studies. The Academy also offers sessions on Evidence/Forensics and the cutting-edge MILO Simulator, which simulates real police training scenarios.

The department has made several course topics accessible to the general public without the need for application. For those interested in the full experience, the Academy spans a 10-week course, with classes held every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. However, space is limited to the first 20 approved applicants. The deadline for applications is March 22, 2024. Those interested in attending the full 10-week program, can pick up an application today from the police department (2501 Shasta Way) during the business hours of 8am-5pm.

If you have any questions regarding the 2024 Citizen’s Academy, contact program coordinators: Detective Kiley Bergstrom at [email protected] or Officer Joseph Reed at [email protected].
Lavinia Beaumont


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