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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Applications are now available for Rocky River’s Citizen Police Academy.

The course will include topics such as crime prevention, internet crimes against children, domestic violence and stalking, unarmed self-defense and an overview of the municipal and common pleas courts.

Applicants must be 21 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, be a resident of Rocky River or have worked in the city for at least one year, have no pending criminal charges or civil cases, no felony convictions, and have personal character that meets or exceeds community standards.

The course will be taught on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. beginning on Feb. 19, 2013, ending with a graduation ceremony on May 28, 2013.

Applications are available at the Rocky River Police Department, Rocky River City Hall and by email upon request.  Contact Sergeant George Lichman at to obtain the application electronically.

Sgt. Lichman is also available to take questions at (440) 331-1234.

Space is limited and applications are due no later than Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

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