JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jacksonville police will be giving the community an opportunity to go behind the scenes of their department beginning April 7, 2015.
Jacksonville police will be holding a Citizens Police Academy, sessions lasting eight weeks. Officers will be informing civilians on different aspects of law enforcement including community policing, criminal investigations, patrol duties, use of force, firearms, K-9 duties, SRT demonstration, narcotics and less lethal weapons. The courses will take place every Tuesday for eight weeks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The instructors will be officers with the Jacksonville police and will speak on their area of expertise.
The full course is free, and attendance will be limited. You can attend the CPA if you live or work inside the city limits, are over the age of 18, pass a background investigation, have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for at least one year.