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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Avon Police and Eagle County Police Agencies Seeking Participants for the 11th Latino Police Academy

Participants in the Police Academy learn how to fingerprint

Avon Police and Eagle County Police Agencies Seeking Participants for the 11th Latino Police Academy


The Avon Police Department will be hosting its 11th annual Latino Police Academy with expectations on educating and informing citizens of the roles and capabilities of the Avon Police Department, Vail Police Department, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, and Eagle Police Department.  The Academy will take place every Monday starting July 10th through August 28th.  Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 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 10th: State of the Police Department, crime in Avon, community policing, Avon Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, and crime scene investigations; including fingerprinting, latent prints, dusting, and black lights.
  • July 17th: Drug Recognition Experts and DUI enforcement.  Participants will learn how to evaluate the sobriety of an individual and perform tests on an intoxicated person.   
  • July 24th: S.W.A.T. participants will learn about the Eagle County Special Operations Unit and also will be taught basic self-defense techniques.
  • July 31st: Firearms Training Simulator (FATS), participants will be given a 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.
  • August 7th: 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 14th: Participants will visit the Eagle County Courtroom for a presentation and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Victims Advocates.
  • August 21st: Vail Public Safety Communications Center (VPSCC) presentation.
  • August 28thAn evening with firearms instructors at the firing range.


The Avon 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 be willing to complete a waiver of liability.  Fill out an application today at the Avon Police Department or online at 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 970-748-4022.

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