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Bolivar Police Department Introduces Citizens Police Academy

Updated: Jul 23, 2019

The Bolivar Police Department announced today that they will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy. The academy is a comprehensive program created to foster a better working relationship between the citizens of Bolivar and the Bolivar Police Department. The purpose of the academy is to promote an understanding between the community and law enforcement through education and interaction. Residents will have the opportunity to meet their police officers and to learn the structure and activities of the police department.

Topics will include Basic Law Enforcement, Traffic Laws, Investigations, 911 Communications,, Demonstrations, and Hands-on Practical Exercises.

The academy will meet each Tuesday beginning on September 10, 2019, and ending on October 22, 2019. Classes will meet from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM each night. Applicants are asked to commit to full attendance of all scheduled classes. At the conclusion of the 7-week program, a graduation ceremony will be held. Family and friends are welcomed to attend the graduation ceremony.

Applications for the Citizens Police Academy may be obtained at the Bolivar Police Department at 211 West Jackson Street in Bolivar. Applications are also available for download on the home page of our website at Applications may be completed and emailed to

There is no fee to attend the course. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age, must be a resident of the City of Bolivar, must pass a limited background check, and must be able to participate in some physical activity.

Applications for the 2019 Bolivar Police Department Citizens Police Academy must be received by August 20, 2019.

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