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Bozeman Police Department to host Citizen’s Police Academy

The Bozeman Police Department is proud to sponsor the tenth session of our popular Citizen’s Police Academy, beginning in just over a month.

This free class will meet every Wednesday evening from 6:30-9:30 pm for ten weeks, with an additional opportunity to ride along with a patrol officer.   The academy starts March 22 and concludes on May 24, 2017.

One of the main objectives of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to foster stronger communication between the citizens of Bozeman and the police department.  Another objective is to provide information about the department and criminal justice system so students have a better understanding of the services the Bozeman Police Department provides to our community.

Topics will include an overview of the department, patrol operations, the detective division, use of force issues,  DUI and drug recognition, drug task force operations, the K9 unit, the special response team, dispatch center operations, and internet crimes functions.

If you are interested in attending this high-energy event or have questions, contact Community Resource Officer Mike Bachich at or at 582-2969.  You may also find the application on our website.  Click on Community Partnerships, then look for the Citizen’s Police Academy or go directly to
Media Contacts:     Community Resource Officer Mike Bachich (406) 582-2969
                              Captain Jim Veltkamp (406) 582-2238