The Spencer Police Department will be host its 11th Citizen's Police Academy beginning March 5 and continuing through May 7. Tuesday classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end between 8 and 8:30 p.m.
"The goal of the academy is to educate the participants on how law enforcement personnel carry out their duties so that there is a clearer understanding of police work," Spencer Police Chief Mark Lawson said. "With this understanding comes a better relationship between law enforcement and the citizens that are served."
Some of the topics that will be discussed include: Search and seizure, criminal laws, communication center operations, 911, crime scenes, drug investigations, traffic enforcement, domestic abuse investigation, child abuse investigations, departmental programs, and adult and juvenile systems. Ride-a-longs with officers are also part of the academy.
Class size is limited and students will be selected from the applications submitted. The academy is open to all area residents.
A fee of $35 is requested to cover cost of materials.
Deadline for applications is Feb. 15. Applications may be picked up at the Spencer Police Department.