At a time when law enforcement issues are increasingly in the news, Morrisville is offering residents a chance to go behind the scenes of the town’s police department.
The free course will take participants from a ride-along to a weapons demonstration and the department’s “Batmobile.” Along the way, people will learn about K-9 operations, crime analysis and how local police handle everything from traffic stops to domestic violence.
The deadline to sign up is Friday, May 1. The courses, taught by Morrisville police officers, will meet every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. between May 5 and June 20.
There will be a separate ride-along and one Saturday in June dedicated to the shooting range.
The course is open to any Morrisville resident who is 21 or older and in good health. Some of the classes might be challenging but aren’t required.
Town spokeswoman Stephanie Smith said the academy offers a mix of classroom learning and field activities. The town started a similar program in 2001 but let it lapse before bringing it back this year.
For a full list of dates and activities, information and applications, go to www.townofmorrisville.org/citizenspoliceacademy.
Call Morrisville Police Sgt. E.J. Hanks at 919-463-1606 with questions or visit the Morrisville Police Station at 260 C Town Hall Drive.