Registration is now open for the Cheyenne Police Department’s fall 2022 Citizen's Police Academy.

The five-week academy, free and open to the public, begins on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 4.

"The academy is an interactive program that takes citizens behind the scenes of the police department," Public Information Officer Alex Farkas said in a news release.

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"It is designed to help increase awareness and understanding of how policing is conducted while strengthening the relationship between community members and police officers," Farkas added.

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The academy will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Public Safety Center at 415 W. 18th Street. There will also be two Saturday field classes conducted for firearms and K-9 training.

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"The curriculum will include courses in constitutional law, criminal investigations, human trafficking, and property crime," said Farkas.

"Additionally, students will actively learn about de-escalation and use of force, traffic enforcement, telecommunications (9-1-1), and vehicle pursuits," she added, "Several practical exercises will be conducted so that participants gain a working knowledge of the duties and responsibilities required to be a law enforcement officer in Cheyenne."

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Applicants must be at least 18 years old, agree to a background check, have a valid driver's license, and sign a liability waiver.

Citizens can apply online at http://www.cheyennepd.org/CPA. Registration will be open until Sept. 26 or whenever the first 30 valid applicants sign up.

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