JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will graduate their fifth class of youth citizen police academy attendees.
The Junior Citizens Police Academy is a five-day training experience for the youth to see the day-to-day procedures of police officers in their neighborhood.
The academy began on Monday, June 22 and will last until Friday, June 26. Participants were informed 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 course was free and lunch was donated by local businesses each day.
The graduation ceremony will take place at noon on Friday in the safe room of the Jacksonville Police Department. The guest speaker at the ceremony will be the Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.