The Nacogdoches Police Department will host its 14 session of the Citizens' Police Academy this year. The academy will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the training center at the Police Station at 312 West Main. The course will begin Sept. 8 and graduation is set for Nov. 24.
The twelve-week course is designed to give students a broad-based knowledge of the operations of the NPD, and an insight into law enforcement. Students will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as simulated traffic stops and crime scene investigations. Students will also be able to ride along with Nacogdoches Police Officers on patrol.
This is a free program open to area residents ages 21 and over. Enrollment is limited to 25 students.