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Posted on: January 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 2018 MPD Citizens Police Academy

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On Tuesday, March 13, the Marshalltown Police Department will kick-off the 2018 Citizens Police Academy. The academy runs every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with most classes held in the Marshalltown City Council Chambers located at 10 W State St. Application deadline for this year’s academy is Friday March 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

This year’s academy class runs from March 13 thru May 15. Each session will cover a variety of different and interesting topics all taught by employees of the Marshalltown Police Department. This is not, just classroom presentations. Students are encouraged to take part in the actual hands on activities supervised by the various instructors.

The topics for this year’s academy class are:

1.Information & Technology
2.K9 Teams
3.Drug Task Force
4.Crime Scene Technician & Crime Scene Processing
5.Marshall County Attorney’s Office
6.Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
7.Defensive Tactics
8.Traffic Stops
9.Building Searches
10.SWAT – Crisis Negotiation Teams
11.Bike Patrol
12.Communications Center – E911
13.Weapon’s & Driving Classroom & Practical

The Marshalltown Police Department Citizens Academy is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the police department and its many facets. A criminal history check on all interested individuals is mandatory prior to their acceptance into the academy.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the 2018 Marshalltown Citizen Academy is asked to contact Captain Michael J. Hanken at 1 (641) 754-5753 or by email at

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