Laurel Police to offer new session of Citizen's Police Academy

August 22, 2011

Registration is now open for the Laurel Police Department's next Citizen's Police Academy.

The goal of the Citizen's Police Academy is for citizens to gain an inside view of how law enforcement departments function and operate. The 14-week program includes classroom and hands-on instruction in topics such as major crime investigation, community policing, arrest techniques, officer survival, crime scene investigation and gangs, and includes a ride-along with an on-duty Laurel Police officer.

Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 28, and are held at the Laurel Police Department, 811 5th St., from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

To be accepted into the Citizen's Police Academy, an applicant must meet these requirements: Be at least 18 years old, or a high school senior; live, work or attend school in the greater Laurel community; have no felony convictions or any misdemeanor convictions involving weapons or violence; and have no misdemeanor arrests within six months prior to the academy program.

For an application or additional information, contact Maj. Robert Althoff at 301-498-0092. Applications must be received by Sept. 21.

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