The fall Citizens’ Police Academy begins Sept. 6 and runs for six weeks.
Classes are held from 6 to 9 p.m. two nights a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, with a few additional classes on Saturday mornings.
In the Citizens’ Police Academy, residents may learn more about the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, the different units within the police department and the responsibilities of police officers, according to a spokesman. The instructors include men and women who work in the law enforcement field, including crime scene investigators, SWAT unit, bomb squad, communications and dispatch, and police gun range.
The goal is for residents to have a better understanding of the police organization and operations.
There is no charge to attend the citizens’ police academy. Persons must be at least 18 years old to participate. Classes are held at the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department Police Training Academy on the campus of Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Those interested in participating in the citizens’ police academy may call Officer W. Barajas at 913-596-2059 or email email@example.com or visit the training academy for an application. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Residents are asked to contact Barajas by Sept. 1.