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updated: 6/11/2014 4:53 PM

Bartlett launches first citizens' police academy July 30

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Bartlett police are launching their first citizens' academy for residents to learn more about the department.

The free, 10-week program will cover firearms training, mock traffic stops, first aid, evidence processing and other interactive exercises.

Classes meet 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from July 30 to Oct. 8, in the training room at police headquarters, 228 S. Main St.

Applicants must be at least 35 years old and a resident, owner or employee of a business within Bartlett. Class size is limited.

To sign up, contact Sgt. Geoffrey Pretkelis at (630) 837-0846 or

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