Applications Open for the 2020 Metro Citizens Police Academy

Applications Open for the 2020 Metro Citizens Police Academy Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(KNSI) - The Metro Citizens Police Academy is now accepting applications for its upcoming course.

Police departments from St. Cloud, St. Joseph, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and Waite Park are offering a six-week course for residents and members of local civic and government agencies, providing first-hand experience in many areas of law enforcement.

The Academy is looking for applicants from a broad cross-section of area residents who are interested in learning more about how local police agencies operate, who are at least 21 years of age, and can clear a criminal background check.

Participants are given the opportunity to see first hand, police training, protocol and procedure.

Classes begin Thursday, September 17th, run for six weeks and meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday through October 22nd.

For more information or to register for classes, go to your local police department's website, or for assistance in completing the application, contact Sergeant Tad Hoeschen of the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-345-4324.