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Duluth Citizen Police Academy accepting applications for remainings slots

DULUTH — Only a few spots remain for the Duluth Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy beginning Jan. 23 and continuing through May 24.

Residents are invited to attend the free academy, which has been designed to introduce residents to the various functions of police work.

Classes will be approximately three hours in length and will typically meet from 7 to 10 p.m. every other Thursday. Class size is limited and Duluth residents will be given first priority. Participants must be 21 years old or older with a valid driver’s license. Participants must submit to a check of their criminal background.

In an overall approach to community policing, residents will participate and learn about their police department, its mission and goals and the men and women serving the community on a daily basis. Each week the class will provide information on a different aspect of law enforcement, to include: laws of arrest, patrol techniques, domestic violence and crisis intervention, firearms safety, crime scene management and traffic enforcement. Participants will be able to use the department’s scenario based shooting simulator and do some hands on driving in a patrol vehicle.

Anyone interested in participating in the citizens police academy should email Major Woodruff at dwoodruff@duluthpd.com or call 678-512-3705.