hop police academy 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (1/8/14) — The Hopkinsville Police Department will be hosting their 13th Annual Citizen’s Police Academy starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6.

The course is seven weeks long that mainly focuses on activities that go on in the department and gives the participants the chance to get the inside scoop on what goes on a daily basis.

Classes are taught by members of the department, which gives participants a chance to interact with the officers in a more positive environment.

Some topics that will be covered include patrol, investigations, K-9 demonstrations, and firearm training. Participants also have the opportunity to attend a Saturday class for a live fire exercise at the departments fire range.

There will also be a graduation ceremony and dinner, with certificates awarded to those who completed the course.

If interested in being a member, applications can be picked up beginning Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Hopkinsville Police Department on West First Street. Applications can also be downloaded off the City of Hopkinsville website.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 3 and a brief background check will conducted on each applicant. Applicants will also be notified of his/her selection. The academy is limited to spaces and will only be taking 20 students who are 18 and over.

For additional information, contact Officer John Bracey at (270) 887-8534 or (270) 890-1500.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News Reporter

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