Councilman Valenzuela to Participate in Citizen Police Academy

April 16, 2012

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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

Residents are encouraged to visit 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,, or

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