Police accepting applications for Citizen's Academy
SHAKOPEE, MINN. – Ever wondered what a police officer's job is really like? Or how the department trains its officers to handle such a variety of situations?
The Shakopee Police Department will be hosting its Citizen Police Academy this spring. The six-week course meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, April 17 through May 22. The course is offered to anyone who lives, works or has a vested interest in Shakopee and who wishes to experience the many facets of law enforcement as encountered by Shakopee officers.
The course is designed with a “hands-on” approach. Some of the topics to be covered in the Academy include:
- Traffic enforcement
- Use of force
- School resource officers
- Drug Task Force
- Crime victims support
This is a free program offered by the Police Department and Shakopee Crime Prevention Inc. Applicants must be over the age of 21 and pass a background check. Applications are due March 29. Space is limited.
For more information or an application, visit www.ShakopeeMN.gov/crimeprevention. Click on “Citizen Police Academy” or contact the Shakopee Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 952-233-9441.