The Omaha Police Department's southeast precinct is offering its annual Community Education Training Program.
OPD has offered this citizens program for more than 10 years, police said, and those who have participated have praised the program.
Police said the southeast precinct's program is geared toward the Spanish-speaking community.
Some topics that will be covered: graffiti and gangs, narcotics, training and selection of officers, domestic violence, child abuse, Douglas County 911 center, canine unit, horse patrol, mobile command and helicopter unit.
CETP participants will also ride with an officer, tour the precinct, participate in a “shoot-don't-shoot” simulation and other police scenarios, and meet the police chief, Todd Schmaderer.
The sessions will be April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the southeast precinct, 25th and Vinton Streets. Anyone interested in participating may register at the southeast precinct. The deadline is March 22.
For questions regarding the CETP, contact Ofelia Robles at 444-7743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jay Withrow