Second Citizen’s Police Academy being hosted

After the success of the first Citizens Police Academy, the Biloxi Police Department has decided to host another one.

The Citizen’s Police Academy will give 25 Harrison County residents — 21 and older — an inside look at how the department serves the community.

The academy begins October 12 and will be held on Wednesday evenings once a week for two hours.

Members of Biloxi PD will teach classes on topics ranging from investigations to special teams to de-escalation training.

This time, the department decided to add a course on firearm safety.

“Pretty much it’s a Citizen’s Police Academy — it’s not making citizens police officers but it’s just providing them the information, giving them first-hand chances to see what goes on,” Captain Thomas Goldworthy said. “Be able to interact and do different things — so the first one went really well. We had 14 graduate and out of those 5 have become volunteers in policing.”

The Deadline to apply for the Citizen’s Police Academy is October 10.

Applications are available at the public safety center front desk and online at Biloxi.ms.us/cpa.