The Denison Police Department’s citizen police academy training will be back in session soon.

The free, 12-week program will be held March 17 through June 2 and covers multiple aspects of policing, including patrol operations, K-9 use, criminal investigations, firearms training, communications and juvenile law.

“It benefits the citizens as a learning experience and a chance for them to see how we operate and why we do the things the we do,” Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said. “And it benefits the department, because after those citizens graduate, they can join our alumni association and start volunteering in different areas within the department.”

The deadline to submit an application is March 13. Participation is limited to 15 students, so applicants are encouraged to submit their documents as soon as possible. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live, work or attend school in Denison. Participants must also pass a criminal background check.

To download a copy of the application, visit and select the “Citizens Police Academy” tab. For additional information about the program, call the Denison Police Department at 903-465-2422.

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