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Police to host academy to fight crime
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The Ceres Police Department will launch its next Community Academy on August 8 and members of the public are invited to attend.

Free and open to any Ceres resident or person employed in Ceres, the Community Academy is an 11-week course that will meet Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Ceres Department of Public Safety created the program to equip local business owners, employees, and citizens with the necessary tools to prevent crime, become alert witnesses, and good reporters of crime. The Academy will provide education on crime trends and teach situational awareness to help citizens become less likely victims of crime.
Participants in this program will become leaders in their neighborhoods, sharing their knowledge with others to make our neighborhoods safer, protect business interests, and make it clear to criminals that they are not welcome here.

Everyone is encouraged to apply, although seating is limited. All persons applying will be subject to a background check. Applicants may access the application via this link: or in person at the Ceres Police Department, located at 2727 Third Street, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. All completed applications must include a copy of the applicant's photo ID and be received either by mail or by hand-delivery no later than July 24.