The Lakeland Police department is accepting applications for the 2012 Citizens Police Academy, which is scheduled to begin on August 16, 2012. This is a great opportunity for citizens to get a behind the scenes look at the various responsibilities and daily challenges facing the Lakeland Police Department. This in-depth academy runs for thirteen (13) consecutive weeks with classes meeting every Thursday night from 6:30PM - 9:30PM. The 2012 Academy will begin on August 16, 2012 and conclude on November 8, 2012 with a graduation ceremony for participants and their families.
The academy includes detailed information on police topics such as uniformed patrol, special investigations (i.e., vice and narcotics), crime scene investigation, SWAT, K9 and many other areas of interest. Also included in the curriculum is a tour of the police station and communications center. A firearms familiarization course is also covered one Saturday where participants will be given a chance to test their skills at the firing range.
The academy is free to all citizens eighteen years of age or older. Class size is limited, so register now! For applications or additional information, contact (863)834-6912. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2012.