Councilman Valenzuela to Participate in Citizen Police Academy

April 16, 2012

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Caption:            Councilman       Daniel Valenzuela

Starting this Thursday, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and his staff will participate in the Phoenix Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy, class #63.  Councilman Valenzuela is the first council member to participate in the academy.

“Public safety must be the number-one priority for the city of Phoenix,” said Councilman Valenzuela.  “As a councilman and Valley firefighter, I know the best way to understand the challenges facing police and the community is to participate in a program like this.”

Councilman Valenzuela and his staff will visit various police facilities, receive hands-on experience and participate in classroom discussions.  The academy meets once a week for four weeks, for a total of 20 hours.

For more information about the Citizen Police Academy, visit the phoenix.gov/police.

Residents are encouraged to visit phoenix.gov/district5 and subscribe to the Councilman’s neighborhood newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events and important city issues.  

Contact Councilman Valenzuela’s office at 602-262-7446, council.district.5@phoenix.gov, Facebook.com/danielforphoenix or Twitter.com/daniel4phoenix.
 

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