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The University of Kentucky Police Department is offering its spring semester of the Citizen Police Academy. Participants will not actually make arrests, but they will gain a good understanding of law enforcement and university policing.
This free series of eight weekly classes begins Feb. 18. Each class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 205 of the UK Student Center, with class graduation set for April 22. No class will be held March 18 due to Spring Break.
The academy is open to anyone inside or outside the university who is 18 or older with no prior felony convictions. This includes students, employees and the public.
Registration for the Citizen Police Academy is through Feb. 18. Enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis. To enroll, visit Citizens Academy or UK Police on Facebook. More information can also be obtained by calling 859-323-7447 or 859-257-5108.
The CPA will include instruction in law, firearms, DUI detection, canine and self-defense, as well as other police-related training. Course material will be presented through lecture, audio-visual aids and interactive scenarios.
Prospective participants will be expected to complete a course application and submit to an electronic background check.
The mission of the Citizen Police Academy is to foster a more cohesive relationship between law enforcement officers and the campus community. Graduates will be able to share knowledge gained with others in the community, thereby helping others become more familiar with police practices.