LONDON -- The London Police Department (LPD) is now accepting 2019 Citizen's Police Academy applications. The free behind-the-scenes course will be held on Tuesdays from June 4 through July 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. During the academy, community members will be provided hands-on opportunities to learn about police procedures and investigation techniques.
"We want to provide our citizens with a better understanding of how we operate along with issues we often face. We hope this will continue to strengthen our relationships while enhancing our abilities as an agency to better serve our community," said Darrel Kilburn, Chief of the London Police Department.
This is the second year the LPD is hosting the CPA. Citizens will be instructed on a variety of topics, including the K-9 unit, traffic stops, patrol tactics, active shooter response, and detective investigations - to name a few. Students will also receive a tour of the Laurel County Detention Center.
"We are blessed in London to have citizens who care about and want to help keep this community safe and moving forward," Chief Kilburn said.
A graduation reception will be held on Tuesday, July 30, and following the academy, students will have the opportunity to ride along with a police officer.
Interested candidates must be at least 18-years-old, have no felony convictions and background checks will be conducted on applicants. Priority will be given to those who live or work within the City of London. Space is limited to 12 people.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 30. Accepted applicants will be announced in May.
Information about the course may be obtained at www.londonpd.com/cpa. Applications may be obtained at the London Police Department at 503 S. Main St. London, KY 40741 or submitted online at www.londonpd.com/cpa. For questions regarding the Citizen's Police Academy or media inquiries, please contact email@example.com or call (606) 878-7004.