The Rockland County Police Chiefs and Sheriff are again hosting the Citizen Police
Academy during the spring of 2010. I am extending an invitation to interested residents
who may wish to attend this interesting program. Residents from both the Village of
South Nyack and Grand View attended last year and found it to be a worthwhile
experience. The course will begin on Wednesday, March 24 and run through June 9, from
7 pm to 10 pm. With the exception of the first class and the Graduation, class is held on
The Citizen Police Academy is a ten-week program where citizens from Rockland
County are nominated to attend a three-hour class one night a week. Nominations are
submitted by county law enforcement agencies.
Classes are taught by police personnel from various departments addressing
subjects such as basic law, patrol procedures, officer survival, domestic violence and
others. Each academy participant also receives hands on training in firearms, arrest
control, and building searches.
The Citizen Police Academy is designed to close the gap between the community
and law enforcement by revealing to the class the different aspects of policing not
generally known to the public. Additional information about the academy can be found at
Seats are limited, so anyone interested should contact me either by phone or
email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for an application.
On another matter, the South Nyack-Grand View PD is launching a new
Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to
residents in our area using the latest technology. This service, created by Nixle LLC,
delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community
event notifications by web, e-mail, and cell phone. Nixle is simple, trusted and available at
no cost. Residents of South Nyack and Grand View can now take advantage of Nixle.
Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. Then share this new service with friends
and neighbors to spread the
word! The police department will
be using this service for
announcements about traffic,
crime and other important
Robert W. Van Cura, Chief
South Nyack-Grand View
845-358-0206, Ext. 16