The Troop R Community Services Unit of the Pennsylvania State Police will host a free Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) at Marywood University in Scranton.
The program will expand citizen’s knowledge and understanding of the law and explore police procedure from the perspective of the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Citizen’s Police Academy involves approximately 20 hours of instruction taught in two-hour segments.
The program is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 25, then every Thursday thereafter until Nov. 16.
Participants meet for a total of eight weeks from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Students must attend 75 percent or more of the scheduled classes to be eligible to graduate and receive a certificate.
Class size is limited to 25 participants to allow greater interaction between students and instructors.
Participants are selected from interested applicants.
Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and be a resident of Troop R’s coverage area which consists of Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike and Susquehanna counties.
The Pennsylvania State Police will also conduct a brief background investigation on interested applicants.
Applications can be picked up at the PA State Police Dunmore, Gibson, Honesdale and Blooming Grove barracks, or applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an electronic e-mail application.
Deadline for application submission is Sept. 20.