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Town of Palm Beach News Release

Posted on: January 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen’s Academy – Application Deadline Approaching Soon


The Palm Beach Police Department wants to remind residents that the closing date for accepting applications for The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen’s Academy is Friday, January 17. The six week program takes place once a week in the afternoons from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  A graduation ceremony and Alumni Reunion will immediately follow the class on Wednesday, March 18, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Edwards Parish Hall.

The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen’s Academy provides an opportunity for individuals who live and work in the Town of Palm Beach to become familiar with the day-to-day operations, mission and vision of the Police & Fire-Rescue Departments. Since the instructors are all department staff members, you will have the opportunity to get to know the people who make up the Palm Beach Police & Fire-Rescue teams.

Weekly topics will include: Criminal Investigations, Patrol & Communications functions, Active Shooter Response, Firearms & Taser Training, Crime Scene & Evidence Collection, Patrol and Marine Ride-Alongs, Fire Extinguisher Training, CPR/AED Training, Vehicle Extrication, Trauma Hawk Helicopter and Training Tower & Ladder Truck demonstrations and much more. 

Participation qualifications:    

1.    Must be a resident or business owner in the Town of Palm Beach

2.    Attend all six sessions of the Academy

3.    Participation fee $200.00 payable to The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation, Inc.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, January 17, 2020. Contact Michael Ogrodnick at the Palm Beach Police Community Relations Unit at (561) 838-5467 for any questions.  Applications are available to download from the Palm Beach Police Department website at or can be picked up at the Palm Beach Police Department, 345 S. County Road, Palm Beach.   

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