EDMOND — An inside look at the police department is available during the 13-week Edmond Citizens Police Academy.
The 32nd academy starts Aug. 21, with classes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Downtown Community Center, 28 E Main.
“The goal of the citizens police academy is to provide residents with a better understanding about what an Edmond police officer does,” said officer Randy Payne. “If people see something happening on the streets, they will have a better idea of what an officer is doing.”
Accident investigation, use of force, special investigations, firearms and high-risk traffic stops are among topics that will be covered.
“If you've ever wondered what the budget for the police department is or why there may be several patrol cars on a traffic stop, then this class is for you,” Payne said.
There's also a Saturday class, when participants will spend the day at the firing range. Special weapons and tactics, firearms, explosives and K-9 demonstrations will be conducted throughout the day. Participants also can try their skills on the firing range.
How to apply
Applicants must be at least 18, have no criminal record and be an Edmond resident or work within the city limits. Applications are available online at http://edmondok.com/index.aspx?NID=576.
For more information, call 359-4437 or email email@example.com.