Inside the MLPD, court and jail

MLPD 3-23-10Ever wonder what it’s really like inside the criminal justice system of Mono County?  Sign up for the Community Police Academy and get that inside look. The Mammoth Lakes Police Department will be hosting its third Community Police Academy starting on April 19, 2012. The Community Police Academy is open to community members who are interested in learning about how the Mammoth Lakes Police Department works.

The goal of the Community Police Academy is to form and maintain partnerships between the community and the police by educating residents about the role of law enforcement. Participants will have the opportunity to see the criminal justice system as only an insider could; learn about the day-to-day operations of the department, detectives, narcotics, DUI enforcement, traffic enforcement, police equipment and much more. Participants will also tour the Mono County Superior Court in Bridgeport, tour the Mono County Jail and dispatch center and have hands on experience with police firearms at the police gun range.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older, live in the Mammoth Lakes / Mono County area and be of good moral character. The class will be limited to a maximum of 15 students. Classes will be held every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., beginning April 19, 2012 and ending June 21, 2012.

Applications are available at the Mammoth Lakes Police Department (568 Old Mammoth Road) Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm. For additional information please contact Officer David Scobie at 760-934-2011 extension 55 or at


4 Responses to Inside the MLPD, court and jail

  1. Trouble April 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Do we get to hide in the bushes with a radar gun?

    • Benett Kessler April 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

      I believe that would be CHP. BK

      • Trouble April 12, 2012 at 6:22 am #

        Then what are they doing in the bushes?

  2. Sierra Lady April 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    X-post from my comment to the 4/3/12 story:

    My husband and I participated in the second PD Community Academy and can’t say enough about how informative and educational this free course is. The officers pour their hearts and souls into teaching this incredible academy and each segment is just as interesting and eye-opening as the next.

    Sign up now and don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

    B. Richter


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