The Auburn Police Department will be holding a Citizens Police Academy beginning September 21.

Most of this program will be held at the Auburn Police Station one night a week for 3 hours with the possibility of one Saturday morning class. The objective of this program is to allow the citizens of Auburn to learn about and experience the workings of their police department.

This class is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday evenings from September 21 through November 23, 2016. This program will cover a variety of topics to include patrol work, our detective bureau, legal issues, the opiate epidemic, crime prevention, use of force, community services, SWAT, K9, etc. Each student will have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along with an officer on patrol.

Rules, regulations, and dress code will be addressed at the first meeting. We understand that circumstances may require an absence however missing numerous classes may result in dismissal. Any requirement of participation may be waived or modified upon review and approval of the Chief of Police. Interested applicants must meet the following qualifications:

 Resident of Auburn for at least one year, must be 18 years old.

 No felony convictions in any state, not on probation/parole. No recent misdemeanor convictions.

 Be willing to submit to a background investigation to include a criminal record check and driver’s history check.

 Consideration will be given to applicants who work in Auburn but do not live in Auburn.

Questions can be directed to Sergeant Daniel Lamoreaux, Daniel.Lamoreaux@auburnmasspolice.org

Applications can be picked up at the Auburn Police Station or downloaded from www.auburnmasspolice.org and returned, in person or by email, by Wednesday Sept. 14, 2016.