The Carbondale Police Department is currently taking applications for the Basic and Advanced Citizens Police Academy.
The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to develop positive relations, and a better understanding and communication between the police and the community through education.
The academy will be divided into two components, consisting of basic and advanced classes. Each academy will have five sessions. The classes are free. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to apply for the class.
The Carbondale PD will be also be offering Personal Safety for Women classes over the next few months.
The classes, which are geared toward sexual assault prevention, are designed to teach women prevention and precaution methods and how to escape from an attack should one occur.
Participants must be at least 13 years of age. Those under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult and have a release signed by a parent. Class size is limited to 20 people and are free. Police also encourage women who have taken the class previously to sign up for the workshop sessions as a refresher course.
For more information along with when classes will be held and how to register, go to the latest news section at carbondalepolice.com.