On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, during their monthly meeting, Bartow’s American Legion Post No. presented the Bartow Police Department with a donation to fund 100% of the cost for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy (CPA) Program.
Legion Post Commander Wally Edwards presented the check to Community Services Team Coordinator, Lyn Bryan, Police Chief Joe Hall and Deputy Chief Bryan Dorman.
The 10-week long CPA Program, presented once a year, has been fully funded by the Bartow Legion Post No. 3 since 2010, with approximately 130 citizens having graduated from the program. The exact dates have not yet been determined for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy, but that information will be available very soon with applications available by December 1st. The American Legion Post 3 continues to give back to the community, donating thousands of dollars to numerous organizations that help our community. The Bartow Police Department would like to thank these fine veterans for their committment to the citizens and to our community.
If you are interested in being a part of the 2018 Citizens Police Academy, please call contact CST Coordinator Lyn Bryan at (863) 534-5034 for more information.