The 2020 Citizens Police Academy began Thursday, October 8th. This is an eight-week program that is held at the Jacksonville Police Department.
"The goal of the Citizen's Police Academy is to improve the relationship and rapport between the Jacksonville Police and citizens of Jacksonville and surrounding areas," said Police Chief Joe Williams. Sessions include topics ranging from regarding police administration to criminal investigations.
This current academy class has 22 participants and will conclude with a graduation on November 24th.
Applications for future academy dates are available online or at the Jacksonville Police Department, located at 210 W. Larissa Street.