The Altus Police Department is currently taking applications for the 1st Annual Altus Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy. This is an opportunity for the citizens of Altus to get an inside look into the inner workings of your police department and to meet with the officers that serve your community.
This is an eight-week course that will meet every Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. The course is scheduled to start on Sept. 24 and will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Nov. 12. Upon completion of the course, participants will be presented a certificate of completion by Police Chief Tim Murphy.
Topics to be covered will include: The structure of the police department, Patrol tactics, Legal process and courtroom testimony, Criminal investigations / crime scene processing, Firearms training and demonstrations, Emergency vehicle operations and pursuit driving, Introduction to the K-9 unit / demonstration, Gang, and the 911 Center.
Applications are now being accepted and can be picked up at the Altus Police Department at 509 S Main. There is no cost to participate and attendance is highly recommended. Class size will be limited to 15 people (must be 21 years of age or older). The citizens of Altus are encouraged to have their application submitted by Sept. 7.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Chief Tim Murphy or Deputy Chief Bill Perkins at (580) 482-4121.