The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a citizen police academy starting March 21.
The program consists of a series of 12 classes and discussions held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and will cover a wide range of topics involving law enforcement. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls.
Some of the topics to be discussed are: Officer Recruitment and Training; Crime Scene Investigation; Police Emergency Communications Center; Crime Prevention; Narcotics Enforcement; and Special Weapons and Tactics.
There is limited space in the academy and registration is required. Those interested in attending can e-mail Turlock Police Department Crime Prevention Officer Michelle Backeroff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 656-3153.