HOT SPRINGS -- The Hot Springs Police Department announces that the next Citizens Police Academy has been scheduled to begin Thursday, March 20. The class was formed to familiarize the citizens of Hot Springs with the inner workings of the police department and to build a partnership in serving and protecting the local community. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with S.W.A.T. team members and detectives, to learn about patrol functions, department structure and search and seizure, and to ride along with an officer.
Class members will meet in the police department`s large classroom for twelve weeks on Thursday nights from 6 pm to 9 pm. The class is free of charge. Each applicant is subject to a thorough background check, and must be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the class. An application does not guarantee entry into the class.
Interested individuals may contact the department’s Public Information Office at 321-6789, ext. 6740 or 6734. Applications may be picked up at the department or printed from the police department Web site at www.hotspringspolice.com . The deadline for applications is March 10, 2014.