Want to learn about police work? Apply to Citizen Police Academy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – If you’re curious about exactly what goes on inside law enforcement departments, here’s to chance to learn all about it.

The Citizen Police Academy with the Metro Nashville Police Department begins this summer on June 13.

Nashvillians interested in learning about the inner workings and law enforcement strategies of their police department are invited to apply for this free, 11-week course.

Classes will be held Monday nights from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. through Aug. 29 in the community room of the Hermitage Precinct, 3701 James Kay Lane.

Because class size is limited, anyone interested is urged to apply now. The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 2.

Participants will learn about police work through the perspective of a variety of guest speakers, including members of the police department’s specialized components.

Topics will include gangs, narcotics enforcement, domestic violence, traffic/DUI enforcement, internet crimes, emergency preparedness, crime prevention and the judicial process.

“This will be the 34th session of the Citizen Police Academy, one of the police department’s most popular outreach programs with more than 1,400 graduates,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “The classes provide significant insight into this police department’s various divisions and components. There is no better time than now to apply for the June session.”

Each applicant should commit to attending at least 9 of the 11 sessions. There will be no classes on Monday, July 4.

While completion of the course gives citizens an understanding of the workings of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, it does not make a participant a certified law enforcement officer, nor is it designed to train citizens to perform law enforcement duties.

Click here if you wish to apply.

Anyone who wants an application by mail or fax, or anyone with questions, can contact Noelle Yazdani, the department’s Citizen Police Academy Co-Coordinator, at 615-880-2892.

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