Applications now accepted for Pittsburg Citizens’ Academy

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Pittsburg residents are encouraged to learn more about how their local police department operates.

The Pittsburg Police Department is now accepting applications for the 12th Annual Citizens’ Academy.

The Academy helps citizens understand the inner workings of the police department through classes focusing on police training, police procedures, legal issues, and basic philosophies of the department.

The 10-week course will start January 31st and end on April 11th. Classes will meet every Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm, including two Saturday sessions. Classes will not meet during Spring Break.

Applications must be returned by January 21st.

Applications may be obtained online at the City of Pittsburg website,, or at the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center at 201 North Pine Street, Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.

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