Applications now being accepted for Citizens' Police Academy

Applications now being accepted for Citizens' Police Academy

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into the Citizens' Police Academy 2013, which consists of a seven-week law enforcement program. Participants will meet on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Smithfield Police Department.

The Academy will begin Monday, Nov. 4. Each week, a different law enforcement topic will be presented, with classroom and hands-on instruction by police officers. This academy is offered free-of-charge to Smithfield residents or any person who works at a Smithfield business. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications are available at the Smithfield Police Department or online at www.smithfieldpd.com/community-police/citizens-police-academy/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/smithfieldpolice . For more information, contact Officer Orlando Braxton of the Community Policing Unit at obraxton@smithfieldpd.com or 401-231-2500, ext. 202.

Completed applications should be returned to the Smithfield Police Department no later than Sunday, Nov. 3.