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Citizen Police Academy begins April 17

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Six local law enforcement agencies have joined together to develop a citizen patrol, sometimes referred to as the “eyes and ears of law enforcement.”

The 2018 Citizen Police Academy begins Tuesday, April 17, and runs through mid-June.

Attendees will learn about the different aspects of law enforcement including crime scenes, investigations, use of Tasers and firearms and they’ll get to tour various facilities including the Clatsop County Jail.

Classes are 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through June 11 with an additional session from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, for hands-on firearms training.

Meeting locations vary and include police departments in Seaside, Cannon Beach and Warrenton, the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Clatsop County Courthouse and Seaside City Hall.

Those interested in attending must complete an application, which includes a background check. Applications are available at the police counter at Warrenton City Hall, 225 S. Main Ave.

The application should be returned to the agency in the jurisdiction where you live.

Warrenton residents can drop it off at the police station or email it to Chief Matt Workman,

For more information about the academy, contact Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn at 503-436-2811.

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