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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Citizens Academy Registration Now Open

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Are you interested in learning more about safety services? Do you live or work in Blaine? Registration is now open for the 2019 Blaine Citizens Academy!

The eight-week course, hosted by the City of Blaine Safety Services Division, is a great opportunity for individuals to learn more about the structure and operations of the Police, Fire, and Community Standards departments while participating in a variety of exciting and fast-paced activities in a safe and fun environment. Class is held Wednesday evenings, Sept. 4 to Oct. 23, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:30PM. The academy meets at a different location each week depending on the activities scheduled.

Course topics and hands-on activities include: police use of force, motor vehicle extrication, firefighting, crime prevention, fire prevention, housing maintenance, code compliance, criminal investigations, fire investigations, drug awareness, traffic stops, and other emergency response.

All applicants 18 years and older are invited to apply. Class size is limited and all applicants must pass a criminal history background check. Applications can be found on the City of Blaine website and will be accepted until the class fills, so register early.

For more information, please contact Deputy Fire Marshal, Todd Miller at 763-785-6173 or or Support Services Manager, Wende Ferguson at 763-785-6112 or

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