The Flower Mound Police Department is now accepting applications for its popular Citizens Police Academy.
The 11-week course, free to Flower Mound residents, explores the inner workings of FMPD, according to a town news release. Classes begin Sept. 13 and meet Thursdays from 7-9:30 p.m. at the FMPD station and one Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
CPA participants will get hands-on experience in law enforcement practices such as recruitment, training, narcotics, firearms, K-9 and crime scene analysis. Students will also gain a better understanding of the different divisions within FMPD, including Traffic, SWAT, Patroland Criminal Investigation.
Applications can be found here or at FMPD, 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and space is limited so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 6.