OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - The City of Opelika Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizen's Police Academy.
The Academy meets for eight consecutive Thursday nights beginning on March 16. The final class will be May 4.
The class size is limited to 20 participants so the police department encourages everyone to get their applications in as soon as possible.
Interested applicants can contact Captain Bobby Kilgore at OPDjobs@opelika-al.gov and request an application.
Please include "CPA" in the email subject line. Then, Captain Kilgore will email the application to the registrant to return upon completion. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.
This unique and thought-provoking eight-week course is aimed at adults 18 and up. Its goal is to educate the public on the various aspects of police work within the city of Opelika - the various divisions, the training officers must go through, the dangers faced by Opelika's force on a daily basis.
Each week participants have the opportunity to listen to officers from various divisions in the force relate their duties, the training and experience required for that particular division.
Members are given handouts filled with information and statistics and they also get a "hands on" experience to give them a feel for what it is like to wear a badge in the city of Opelika.
For more information, please contact Captain Bobby Kilgore at 334-705-5231.