The Glendale Police Department has announced its next citizens police academy will begin Thursday, Sept. 29.

Participants will receive an in-depth view of many areas of law enforcement, including defense and arrest tactics, importance of crime prevention, how drunken drivers are detected, demonstrations of various weapons including the Taser X-26 and a special visit by the K-9 officer.

In addition, all class members take part in a police drive-along.

The academy is open to residents and people who work in the city who are at least 18 years old.

Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. for eight weeks and people are urged to sign up quickly since class size is limited.

To enroll or find out more about the academy, a brochure and application form are available at the Police Department, 5909 N. Milwaukee River Parkway, or contact Officer Joel Dhein by email at or call 414-228-1741.

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