The next class in the Department of Public Safety Citizens Academy begins Sept. 1, the city announced Tuesday in a news release.
The program offers a first-hand look into how police officers and firefighters perform their duties and the various ways they serve the community. The purpose is to promote citizen awareness and education into the role of the Department of Public Safety and enhance better communication between citizens and public safety employees.
This is a free, six week course; two-hour classes will begin Sept. 1 and run every Thursday through Oct. 6. Interactive, hands-on instruction will consist of police dog demonstration, narcotics/ strike force, gangs, traffic and felony stops, emergency medical services, vehicle fires, and hose evolutions. The class will tour the Weber County Jail and C.S.I. as well.
Applications are available at the public safety building at 3950 S. Adams Ave., and are being accepted through Aug. 27 Those interested will need to successfully complete a background check; applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must apply in person. Class size is limited, so sign up soon. For more information, call Cindee at 801-622-2804.