I had the opportunity to do this last year. Have you ever wondered what our PD does, how dedicated they are, and want a chance to ask them ANYTHING you want, no holds barred. This is for you.

If  you ever wondered what it would be like to be a patrol officer, detective or SWAT team member?  Do you often question why police officers do what they do?  Is it really possible to solve a homicide in an hour like they do on TV?  Get those answers and more while attending the second session of the Bozeman Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy beginning Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

The class will meet once a week for 9 weeks, on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, with optional weekend events and a ride-along with our patrol officers. The academy includes topics such as the patrol and detective divisions, DUI enforcement, crash investigation, the Special Response Team, shooting simulator, crime scene investigations and scenarios, Taser, and many other interesting topics.  There is no cost to attend except for your time commitment of about 30 hours over nine weeks.

This academy is open to all persons at least 18 years of age who live, work or own property within the City of Bozeman.  It is a tremendous opportunity to see the inside workings of our multi-dimensional police department. This academy promises to be very hands-on, interactive and out of your seats fun!

We are limiting the class to the first 30 eligible students.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Lt. Mark Johnson with the Bozeman Police Department at 582-2245 or via e-mail at mjohnson@bozeman.net by February 23, 2011.