Police Department To Offer Citizens Academy

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(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Police Department will hold its second Police Citizens Academy this fall. Assistant Police Chief Justin Daale says they are wanting around 12 people to participate.

Daale says participants will meet twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks and will be shown all the aspects of the duties of a police officer.

Applications are being accepted through September 30th. The Assistant Police Chief says applicants will need to pass a background check.

Scott Pagler of Hardware Hank and Laurie Peters with Floyd Valley Healthcare participated on the inaugural police citizens academy program last year. Both say it was an educational experience.

Peters talks about some of the activities associated with the Police Citizens Academy.

For additional information regarding the Le Mars Police Citizens Academy, contact the Le Mars Police Department.