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The Citizens Police Academy provides an excellent opportunity for citizens to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the police department. This will enable participants to gain a better understanding of the procedures, guidelines, responsibilities, demands, personnel, equipment, policies, and laws that guide the department’s decisions. Citizens will hear the accounts and experiences of a wide variety of police personnel and will also engage in hands-on activities. For those interested, a CPA specific Neighborhood Service Project is offered to those wanting to volunteer upon course completion. The Academy is offered twice a year – once in the spring and again in the fall. There is no fee to attend the Academy.