Residents in San Clemente are invited to apply for a 12-week course starting in February in what it means to be a cop in the city.
San Clemente Police Services Lt. John Coppock in October was approved to run a program that will take residents through aspects of Orange County Sheriff's Department training and operations.
The training is aimed at building a spirit of cooperation between residents and San Clemente Police Services. Coppock said in October each of the 25 class members can act as a "goodwill ambassador" to other residents.
The training, discussion and field trips are designed to show residents the deputies' points of view in dealing with situations in the field.
The following is the announcement about the program from San Clemente Police Services:
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department/San Clemente Police Services and the city of San Clemente would like to invite you to apply for attendance in the inaugural 2013 San Clemente Police Services Citizen Academy.
Applicants must complete Citizen Academy application and be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must live or work in San Clemente.
No felony convictions. No misdemeanor convictions within the past three years. No pending criminal cases. Acceptance into the program will be considered on first-come, first-serve basis as the completed applications are received.
San Clemente Police Services reserves the right to refuse admittance into this program.
Applications may be obtained at the San Clemente Police Services Facebook page, or at San Clemente Police Services, 100 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente CA 92672 City of San Clemente website www.san-clemente.org