People who live or work in the city can now apply to participate in the Raleigh Police Department’s first citizen police academy.
The Citizens Police Academy will begin April 6 and offer a 10-week course on police training and work. The course offers participants the chance to ride along with police, learn about crime scene processing and use firearms in a simulator.
People who live or work in Raleigh can apply for the course anytime between Feb. 27 and 5 p.m. on March 10. The department plans to hold the course on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.
The academy is free, but applicants aren’t guaranteed entry into the program. Applicants must be 21 years old and open to the department running a background check.