Applications being taken for village police officer academy

Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Applications are being accepted for a two-week program to train village police officers, according to Alaska State Troopers.

The Village Police Officer Academy is being sponsored by state troopers and the U.S. Department of Justice. The academy will provide training for 50 officers.

Over more than 90 hours of training, academy participants will learn about basic police work, fire fighting, search and rescue, first aid and CPR.

The academy will be held in St. Mary's from Sept. 30 to Oct. 12.

All officers employed by village government are eligible to attend. All costs for the training and equipment, including travel, lodging and meals, are paid for through grant funds.

People wanting more information can call Sgt. Robert Baty at 907-249-1410, or write VPOS Training Coordinator, Alaska State Troopers 4500 W. 50th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 99502.

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