Biloxi Citizen’s Police Academy will help bridge the gap

To bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community, Biloxi police is accepting applications for the inaugural Citizen’s Police Academy.

The academy is designed to give citizens insight into how the police department serves the community.

The ten-week program will give citizens a look into each job within the police department and the role it plays.

Citizens will get classroom-based teaching, a ride-along, department tour, and hands-on demonstrations with some police equipment. Biloxi PD Captain Thomas Goldsworthy said, “We have found that a lot of times there is a lot of questions when people call asking related to something they have reported. When they do a report, they have a lot of questions so what we have found is its time to try to get that information out plus we are starting a volunteer and policing program.”

The program starts January 4th and ends on March 14th. Participants must be at least 21-years-old and a resident of Harrison County. Applications for the citizen’s police academy can be picked up at the front desk of the public safety center.

The application deadline is December 17th and the program is limited to 25 participants.

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