Every year the Owensboro Police Department hosts the Citizen's Police Academy, I always want to join... but, usually forget to register, ha. Well, not this year! My registration application is filled out and on the way to OPD... you should join me!

Here's more info from the OPD on what to expect from the academy:

The Owensboro Police Department, community owned and operated since 1817, wants to give the citizens of Owensboro the opportunity to see how THEIR department operates on a day-to-day basis. We believe that by educating the community, we can foster better communications between the Owensboro Police Department and those we serve. To that end, we are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 12 week long class that will meet at the Owensboro Police Department for three hour sessions one night each week, and is designed to give insight into the day-to-day operations of the Owensboro Police Department. It is scheduled to run on each Thursday from August 14th to October 30th. Class times are 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Members of the department will be your presenters and may discuss course topics such as:

• Tour of OPD Headquarters

• Patrol Operations

• Hiring Process

• Training

• Accreditation

• Professional Standards

• Criminal Investigations

• Polygraph

• Narcotics

• Hazardous Material Recovery

• D.U.I. – portable breath test/intoxilyzer

• Arrest/Handcuffing Procedures

• Officer Safety

• Dispatch – Codes & Signals

• Street Crimes – Surveillance Equipment, Undercover Operations

• OPD Firing Range – Firearms Demonstration

• Emergency Response Team – Dynamic Entry, Rappelling

• K-9 Officer – Training, Capabilities, Demonstration

Registration is limited… to apply go to our website, www.owensboro.org/police or click HERE.

What: 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy

When: August 14th to October 30th. (6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday)

Where: Owensboro Police Department

See y'all soon!