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Do you want to know what the police do?

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is offering an exciting opportunity for the public to learn about what the police do and see first-hand the day-to-day working of the local police force.

We will be running the next Citizen's Academy in Patchway in South Gloucestershire for two hours on a weekly basis, over ten weeks, starting on 21st February until 25th April 2018.  We are also planning a shorter Citizen's Academy which will run in Hartcliffe (dates to be confirmed).

The course will provide participants with an exceptional insight into policing in Avon and Somerset – from understanding different police roles to getting a glimpse into the challenges we face from different crimes. Attendees who complete the programme will ‘graduate’ from the Citizens’ Academy with a ceremony.

If you want to find out more about the Citizens’ Academy or register your interest, email us at or complete an application form (PDF).

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By joining a Citizens Academy you will have the chance to:

  • Increase your awareness of the Police; what we do and why we do it
  • Engage with us and be a driving voice for your community
  • Improve your knowledge on Crime Prevention and safety
  • Become actively involved in Policing

“Citizens’ Academy has really shaped the way I see policing and my respect for Avon and Somerset Constabulary has risen immensely…I would encourage anybody to join Citizens’ Academy to learn more and possibly get involved.”

“This has opened my eyes to what goes on and potential to get involved”.

Quotes from participants in the 2016 Citizens’ Academy

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