Carl Nielsen Speaks to CDA

Centralia Police Chief Carl Nielsen speaks to members of the Centralia Downtown Association in April, 2019 about a recent spate of burglaries in the area.

The Centralia Police Department is taking applications for its 2020 citizens academy, scheduled to begin on Feb. 6.

The Centralia Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy was created in 1997 to promote positive relations between police and the community, according to the police department. 

The academy meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 6 to March 26.

To apply to take part in the academy, contact Applications are also available on the police department’s Facebook page or at the police department at 118 W. Maple Street. 

Selected applicants will be Lewis County residents, 18 years of age, hold a valid driver’s license and pass a background check. The academy is limited to 30 attendees.

Topics discussed include the history of the department, officer selection and training, defensive tactics, a K-9 demonstration, crime trends in Centralia, traffic stops, community policing and more. The academy will also include tours of the Centralia Police Department, Lewis County Jail and the county’s 911 dispatch center.

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A Great Program if you want to learn how law enforcement really works.

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