MNPD citizens police academy accepting applications

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Posted at 9:16 PM, Feb 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-10 07:14:18-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Metro Nashville Police Department is now accepting applications for the next session of its citizen police academy.

Activities for the academy happen at the North Precinct on Monday evenings for 12 weeks.

Classes will run from Feb. 28 to May 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. Attendees will go in-depth on the inner workings of the police department with topics including gangs, drug enforcement, violent crime investigation, crime prevention and judicial process.

“The Citizen Police Academy is an important part of our commitment to engage and inform communities throughout Nashville,” Chief John Drake said. “This is a unique and fun way to learn about our department’s many components.”

MNPD has hosted 47 sessions since 1995.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Feb. 22. For more information on how to apply, visit the Citizen Police Academy's website.