Slots are still open for the Hopkinsville Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy this month.
A news release says the academy begins August 30th and is an eight week long course that highlights the daily activities of the department.
The academy is taught by members of the department and gives pupils the chance to meet officers in a positive environment. All weekly classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings and will begin at 5pm and should conclude before 8.
Topics covered will include patrol, investigations, K-9 demonstrations, firearms training, among others. Participants may also attend a Saturday live fire exercise at the firearms range.
Anyone interested in taking the classes can pick up an application at the police department or download it off the city’s website before August 20th. It is limited to the first 20 qualifying students. You must be at least 18 years old to attend.