The Flower Mound Police Department is now accepting applications to its popular Citizens Police Academy.
The 10-week course is free to Flower Mound residents and explores the inner workings of FMPD. Classes begin March 28 and will meet Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and one Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Police Department, 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane.
The citizens police academy provides information and hands-on experience in law enforcement practices such as recruitment, training, narcotics, firearms and crime scene analysis, according to FMPD. Residents will also gain a better understanding of the different divisions within the Police Department including Traffic, SWAT, Patrol and Criminal Investigation.
Click here to download an application, or pick one up in person at the Police Station. Space is limited and the academy fills up quickly, so apply early. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 19. Applicants must meet certain criteria, complete necessary release forms and be willing to undergo a criminal history and background check.