The Streetsboro Police Department has scheduled its 2013 Citizen's Police Academy for Sept. 18 to Nov. 13. The focus of this nine-week academy is to educate citizens about the Streetsboro Police Department, its organization, operations and role in the community. Participants gain an understanding of police department responsibilities and the laws that govern it. Students are given the opportunity to offer ideas and share their experiences. The goal of the academy is to develop further partnership between citizens and their local law enforcement agency that benefits both.
Classes are on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Streetsboro Police Department, 2080 Route 303.
Among the topics reviewed in the program are K-9 use, criminal law, narcotics and traffic crash investigation. A ride-along session with an on-duty officer and a tour of the Portage County jail facility are also incorporated.
For additional information, call 330-626-4976.