By HOLLI MELTON
HENDERSON, Ky. -- The Henderson City Police Department is now accepting applications for their annual Citizen Police Academy.
The Academy allows citizens a better understanding of how the department serves the community and how the police officers complete their duties.
The Citizens Police Academy is an eight-week course that will take place March 12 through April 30. Meetings are each Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Topics covered include the history of the Henderson Police Department, the procedures of a traffic stop, techniques for collecting and analyzing crime scene evidence, along with insight into the daily routine of a Henderson City Police Officer, and a tour of the Henderson County Detention Center. Academy participants also receive basic firearm safety instruction and have the chance to attend a voluntary field trip to the police firing range. All classes are free.
A graduation dinner is held at the Henderson Police Department for all attending participants. Certificates of Completion are given and discussion will take place with member comments and suggestions.
Any citizen is welcome to take part in the Academy. Those involved in the community through youth groups, neighborhood watch, or business groups are highly encouraged to participate. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have no prior felony convictions.
Those who wish to register for the Citizen Police Academy are asked to contact Wendy Sugg at (270) 831-1295 and inform her that you are interested in attending the Citizens Police Academy.