Chattanooga Citizens Police Academy applications are now available

Staff file photo / A Chattanooga Police Department badge placard is seen on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Police Services Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Applications for the upcoming Chattanooga Police Department's Citizens Police Academy are now being accepted.

The nine-week training session will begin March 17 and will be limited to 15 people under U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social distancing rules. Each session will run from 6-8 p.m.

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"Class participants are taught by police officers who cover topics such as SWAT [special weapons and tactics], EOD [explosive ordinance disposal], patrol, narcotics, special investigations and internal affairs, just to name a few," spokesperson Jeremy Eames said in a news release.

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The Citizens Police Academy is a way for community members to engage with officers and department personnel and learn more about the services they provide, along with discussing issues regarding policing.

To apply, visit

- Compiled by La Shawn Pagán