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Residents will learn about the city’s police and fire departments and take a tour of the cable TV studio in the seven-week class.
Classes will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays from March 3 through April 14. Apply online registration at www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/citizenacademy/index.htm.
The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The academy is limited to 20 participants. Contact Cathy Sorensen with questions at 763-767-6493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police Dept. looks to add another K-9
The Coon Rapids Crime Prevention Association is raising money to buy a second K-9 for the Police Department.
The goal is to raise $20,000 to pay for the dog, training and other related expenses.
The department currently has one canine, which is used for police activities and investigations. To learn more or donate, go to www.ci.coon-rap ids.mn.us/police/newk9.htm.
Spring Lake PArk
Feb. 15: parent-child sweetheart dance
Families are invited to attend a parent-child sweetheart dance from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at Spring Lake Park High School. The Spring Lake Park Recreation Department, Community Education and Spring Lake Park Lions Club are teaming up to host the event. Cost is $7 a pair. To register, call 763-792-7201.
Police Department sets up crime tip line
The St. Francis Police Department has started a new anonymous “Crime Tip Line.”
This service will allow residents to call and report ongoing or suspicious criminal activity within the city. The tip line number is 763-267-6199.
Residents often hesitate to report possible criminal activity out of fear of retaliation, according to police. The line will allow callers to remain anonymous and leave messages.