The Hagerstown Police Department is sponsoring a Citizens Police Academy, open to all who live or work in Washington County.
The free classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will continue on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Graduation will be Tuesday, Nov. 10.
There will be three Saturday sessions covering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT), Firearms Training Simulator (FATS) at Kaplan College and a day at the firearms range.
Included are a ride-along with members of the patrol division, investigations, information on narcotics and gangs, K-9, special response teams, forensics and DUI enforcement.
Opportunities to volunteer with the Hagerstown Fire Police and the Citizens on Patrol will be discussed.
Figures released by CSAFE Officer Gerard Kendle show that the Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol in July logged 104 patrol hours and drove 403 miles, assisting the Hagerstown Police Department in the suppression of crime, according to a prepared release.