MUSKEGON, Mich.—The Muskegon Police Department is trying to tear down barriers between officers and community members by creating a Citizen’s Police Academy.
The academy will introduce students to the functions of law enforcement while creating a new channel of communication between the community and police. Students cannot miss more than two weekly classes to graduate. The academy will be limited to 30 students, with preference given to those who live or work within Muskegon. Students must be 17 years or older.
The Citizen’s Police Academy will run from March 25 to May 27, 2015. Classes will take place every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Academy applications are due March 13. They are available at the Muskegon Police Department and online. Completed forms may be dropped off at the Muskegon Police Department or mailed to:
Denny Powers, Police-Community Coordinator