KPD accepts applications for Citizens Police Academy

KPD taking applicants for Citizen Police Academy

LIHUE — The Kauai Police Department is seeking applicants for its upcoming Citizens Police Academy, an interactive program designed to give residents a hands-on look into the police department and the criminal justice system.

“The Citizens Police Academy is consistent with our mission to improve transparency and build a stronger relationship with our community,” said KPD Chief Darryl Perry.

Classes are free and set to begin in June.

The 13-week program combines both classroom and field instruction. Most classes will be held at KPD headquarters in Lihue, but the program will also include a visit to the Kipu Pistol Range, a police ride-along and other off-site classes.

Weekly sessions will focus on topics including: An overview of law enforcement and criminal justice; firearms; crime scenes; domestic violence disputes and community policing.

Applications for the academy are available at Ka Hale Makai o Kauai, Lihue Headquarters, 3990 Kaana St., Suite 200; or under the “Online Forms” section of the KPD website, www.kauai.gov/police.

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