It won’t actually make anyone a certified officer, but the Statesboro Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy offers interested civilians a deeper understanding of what policing involves.
This fall’s 10-week program starts Sept. 10, and SPD Capt. Kaleb Moore said the department is looking for more participants.
Not to be confused with the youth program, this Citizens Police Academy is open to adults age 18 and up. Sessions run 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday at police headquarters, 25 W. Grady St., with a light meal provided.
“It’s a program designed to partnership with the citizens and give them an overview of the Statesboro Police Department and our operations,” Moore said.
Simulations, such as of an officer making a traffic stop, have often been a part of past academies.
Individuals who want to enroll can pick up an application at the Police Department or email Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Sept. 5.