VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department is searching for residents who would like to learn more about the police department.
The department’s annual Citizens Police Academy is currently accepting applications. Space is limited for the class. The academy is designed for residents to meet officers, learn what officers do on a daily basis and become involved in their community.
Topics featured include: investigations, Indiana law, daily traffic laws and enforcement, crash investigations and patrol division duties including specialties within the patrol unit such as, canine unit, bicycle team, taser usage and firearms scenarios.
The academy class will meet every Tuesday, beginning April 2, for nine weeks. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. Applications for the academy are available at the Valparaiso Police Department, 355 S. Washington St. or online at www.valparaisopolice.org.
Applications must be returned to the department by March 22.