Applications Taken for Police Academy
Byline: Avian Carrasquillo
The Wheeling Police Department is taking applications for its next Citizen's Police Academy.
The academies are offered twice a year, in the fall and spring. The spring 2006 session runs for 10 consecutive Thursday evenings, from April 6 through June 8.
Class topics will include criminal law, drugs, gangs, evidence, traffic stops, shoot/don't shoot scenarios and firearms familiarization.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live, attend school or work in Wheeling.
For information or to receive an application, contact officer Scott Laverd at (847) 459-2994 or by e-mail at slaverd@@vi.wheeling.il.us. Class size will be limited to the first 15 qualified applicants.
Historical Society plans dinner, auction: The Wheeling Historical Society is planning its annual dinner and auction.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Old Presbyterian Church and Chamber Community Center, 251 N. Wolf Road. A donation drop-off precedes the dinner at 6 p.m. An auction will follow the dinner and dessert.
Reservations are required and dinner will run $10 a person.
To make a reservation or for information, call Dolly Hein by Feb. 20 at (847) 342-9752.
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