EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Police Department is accepting applications for its citizens academy.
The academy runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 24 through May 29, and culminates with a graduation dinner on June 8.
The citizens academy is designed to provide residents with an intimate look into the workings of the department and the law enforcement profession in general.
Applicants must be 18 years old, live or work in East Chicago, be able to pass a limited background inquiry and have no felony convictions.
Some of the topics the academy covers include police administration, community policing, patrol, firearms, detective bureau investigations, crime scene investigations, the canine unit, dispatch and ride-alongs.
Seating is limited. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
An application form may be obtained at the department or by contacting Lt. Marguerite Wilder at firstname.lastname@example.org