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Burbank police academy open to residents

Those interested in getting a “behind-the-scenes” look at police operations in Burbank can apply for the nine-week community police academy.

Offered in English, Spanish, Armenian and for the deaf, the course gives participants a peek into the day-to-day operations of the various bureaus in the department.

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The free academy will offer presentations on the criminal justice system, air-support unit, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, patrol and detective functions as well as animal control programs.

The winter/spring academy will be held Thursday evenings from Feb. 6 to April 3. Meetings are slated to run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Burbank police station. Graduates may be eligible to volunteer with the department.

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Applications are available at the station or on the police department’s website, www.burbankpd.org, and are due Jan 31. Applicants are subject to background checks.

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