The 12-week course will outline a multitude of law enforcement duties such as forensics, K-9, helicopter, and domestic units. The course has allowed regular citizens a rare chance to see what goes on in the day-to-day duties of Metro police officers over the last several years.
Organizers said it's an opportunity for the community to get to know it's law enforcement and form great civic relationships. "I think they take away that we're just people like they are," said Michelle Crowder, Citizen Police Academy Coordinator. "Those officers working in the hot sun and the cold, out in traffic - they finally understand why they do some of the tactics they do."
The course runs twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.