July 08. 2013 9:29PM

Laconia residents urged to apply for Citizen Police Academy

LACONIA — City residents are invited to apply to participate in the annual Laconia Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy. The police department offers the 10-week academy to give residents an opportunity to learn more about the department and how it operates.

Participants will be exposed to many different facets of law enforcement, including operational information, physical interaction, demonstrations, a patrol ride-along and field trip experiences.

The goal is to increase understanding between the public and the police department through education and interaction.

Participants will meet once a week at the Laconia Police Department for a three-hour session, Tuesday, Sept. 10, through Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Applications are available at the Laconia Police Department, 126 New Salem St., or may be downloaded and printed from laconiapd.org. Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at police headquarters.

For more information, contact either Lt. Rich Simmons at 524-5257, ext. 332, or Sgt. Gary Hubbard at ext. 504.