Citizens’ Academy to begin Feb. 2

Published 3:23 pm Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Jemison Police Department is now taking applications for its second Citizens’ Academy beginning Thursday, Feb. 2.

Citizens’ Academy is a 10-week program for anyone (ages 18 and up) who is interested in learning more about the police department.

The program is free and will be conducted at the Jemison Municipal Complex on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

“It gives people a good understanding of how police officers work,” said Deputy Police Chief Mark McMinn. “It will be a lot of hands-on, day-to-day operations at the police department.”

Citizens’ Academy will include overviews of patrol, traffic stops, crime scenes, ride-alongs, general investigations, court proceedings, vehicle and building searches and a jail tour.

Applications are available at Jemison City Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline to apply is Jan. 27.

“We had a good class last year,” McMinn said. “Anyone interested can come by and pick up an application and speak to us.”

For more information, call Jemison City Hall at (205) 688-4491.