Johnson City Police accepting citizen's academy applications

Classes begin April 16

POSTED: 11:36 AM Feb 28 2013   UPDATED: 5:07 PM Feb 28 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

The Johnson City Police Department is accepting applications for the 41st session of the Citizens Police Academy, which will begin Tuesday, April 16.

The nine-week academy, which consists of 45 hours of police training, is designed to develop a better understanding of the police role in the community through a hands-on approach.

Participants must sign required waivers and agreements, have no criminal history, be at least 21 years old, and be physically able to meet training requirements.

Participants are expected to attend three-hour weekly sessions and one eight-hour Saturday session, and to ride with a patrol officer for two eight-hour shifts.

Applications may be obtained from Johnson City Police Community Services, 601 E. Main St. Deadline for registration is April 1.

For more information, please contact Glenda Aschenback at 434-6170.