Minot Citizens Academy offers opportunity for people to learn more about law enforcement

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MINOT, N.D. - The Minot Police Department is offering the public a chance to learn more about the everyday responsibilities of an officer.

The academy will run from May 8 through the 29.

Each session will run on Tuesday nights only from 6 to 9.

Officers will provide hands-on instruction on their jobs, including patrol, swat, weapon familiarization and K-9 demonstrations.

Students will have the chance to set up a ride-along with an officer outside of class time.

Applicants must be 18 years or older. If you have any questions you can contact the department at 852-4711.

Officer Aaron Moss with the Minot Police Department says that this does not prepare a person to be a police officer. It exposes folks to law enforcement and what we do as a department to serve the community.

"Participants can expect some time in the classroom. We're not going to overwhelm them with classroom lecture. Just like anywhere else, the best learning experience is when you get the hands on and actually get to demonstrate some of the things your learning and this would be no different," said Moss.