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El Paso Police holding Citizens Police Academy

Courtesy of EPPD
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:08pm

The El Paso Police Department will soon be conducting its next Citizens Police Academy.

Starting September 30th, citizens of El Paso will be able to go on the journey of a police officer.

Participants will be able to ride along with a patrol officer and will hold classes that will discuss several topics that law enforcement deal with everyday such as, traffic enforcement and accident investigations, homicide investigations, gang and narcotic investigations, internal affairs, and crime scenes.

There will also be presentations by the SWAT Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, and Canine and Bomb Squad.

Classes will meet every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as well as two Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. These classes will be held at various police facilities, however, most classes will be held at Police Headquarters at 911 N. Raynor.

Applicants must be at least 18 years or older and not in high school. The classes are also limited, so applications are accepted and processed on a first come, first served basis.

Applications can be picked up at all Police Regional Commands as well as Police headquarters. You may also download the application packed at

The completed application must be forwarded to Detective Mike Baranyay at the Police Headquarters.

The deadline to submit applications is September 23rd. Any questions regarding this academy should be forwarded to Detective Mike Baranyay who may be reached at 915-564-7322 or email at


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