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Penn Hills, Monroeville police holding joint Citizens Academy

Dillon Carr
Lillian DeDomenic | For the Tribune-Review
Monroeville police officer Sarah Skoog shows Karen Thornhill the proper way to hold and fire a gun during a 2013 citizens academy at the Monroeville Public Safety Training Center.

The Penn Hills and Monroeville police departments will hold a joint Fall Citizens Academy starting Sept. 11.

The eight-week course will be the second offered this year. The first was held in the spring.

Topics include an introduction to the criminal justice system, use of force, driving a skid car, crime scene investigation, traffic enforcement, a K9 demonstration and firearms training.

The classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., except for three classes which start at 6 p.m. The first class will be held at the Penn Hills Police Department at 102 Duff Road and the following courses are to be held at the Monroeville Public Safety Training Center, 2465 Johnston Road.

The classes are free, except for a required background check through the state police, which costs $22.

Applications are available at both police stations and also on the Penn Hills Police website.

For more information, call 412-856-1111 or 412-798-2035.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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