Applications due Sept. 7 for Citizen Police Academy

The fall session of the Citizen Police Academy offers those interested in learning about the inner workings and law enforcement strategies to apply for this free 12-week course that is offered by the Nashville Police Department.

Session 38 of this popular academy begins Monday, September 18 in the community room of the West Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike. Classes are held on Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and conclude on December 4.

Application deadline is Thursday, September 7 at  5 p.m. Class size is limited.

Participants will learn about police work through the perspective of a variety of guest speakers, including members of the police department’s specialized components.

Each applicant should commit to attending at least nine of the 12 sessions, be a Davidson County resident or business owner at least 21 years old, and have no arrest record — excluding minor traffic violations.

Applications can be submitted on the police department website or by mail or fax. For questions, call Citizen Police Academy Coordinator Shenika Lawrence at 615-880-2999.