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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Avon Police and Eagle County Police Agencies Seeking Participants for 9 Annual Latino Police Academy

Latino Citizens Academy Avon CO

Avon Police and Eagle County Police Agencies Seeking Participants for 9th Annual Latino Police Academy


The Avon Police Department will be hosting its 9th annual Latino Police Academy with expectations of educating and informing Latino community members of the roles and capabilities of the Avon Police Department, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department, and Eagle Police Department. The Academy will take place every Monday starting July 12th through August 30th. Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Come join us for an inside look at what it is like to work as a police officer in Eagle County. The academy will be a total of eight classes.

The following topics will be presented:

  • July 12th: State of the Police Department, crime in Avon, community policing, Avon Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau and crime scene investigations; to include fingerprinting, latent prints, dusting and black lights.


  • July 19th: Firearms Training Simulator (FATS), participants will be given computer simulation of shoot or don’t shoot situations and be required to react as a police officer in compliance with the use of force policy.    


  • July 26th: S.W.A.T., participants will learn about the Eagle County Special Operations Unit and also will be taught basic self-defense techniques.


  • August 2nd: Drug Recognition Experts and DUI enforcement.   Participants will learn how to evaluate the sobriety of an individual and perform tests on an intoxicated person.


  • August 9th: Participants will visit the Eagle County Courtroom for a presentation and Eagle County Sheriffs Office Victims Advocates. 


  • August 16th: Defensive driving training. Participants will have the opportunity to drive a marked patrol vehicle equipped with lights and sirens through a driving course set up by the driving instructor.


  • August 23rd: Vail Public Safety Communications Center (VPSCC) presentation.


  • August 30thAn evening with firearms instructors at the firing range.


The Latino Police Academy is open to a maximum of 25 students all subject to a background investigation. Due to the subject matter, we ask that participants be eighteen years of age and older; have no felony convictions; no significant or recent misdemeanor convictions; and willing to complete a waiver of liability.  Fill out an application today at the Avon Police Department or online. You can also email your registration form to Detective Alan Hernandez at


For more information in Spanish, please contact APD Community Outreach Coordinator Brenda Torres at or call 970-748-4001.

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