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Published on April 12, 2024
Mansfield Police Department Invites Locals to Join 34th Citizens Police Academy Starting May 16Source: Mansfield Police Department

Residents of Mansfield, Texas, have reason to clear their Thursday evenings this summer, as the Mansfield Police Department prepares to roll out the red carpet for Civic engagement. The department announced that its 34th Citizens Police Academy class will kick off on May 16, promising a deep dive into the inner workings of local law enforcement.

The ten-week course is designed to give residents an immersive experience, meeting once a week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., where they will learn about the various aspects of policing, from the nuances of criminal investigations to the adrenaline-filled realities of emergency response. According to the Mansfield Police Department, those interested in the program should act quickly, as only a limited number of spots are available.

A spokesperson for the academy stressed the importance of early sign-ups due to the limited space in the program. The move reflects a proactive approach to fostering transparency and building community trust at a time when the relationship between the public and police forces is under increasing scrutiny. Interested citizens are urged to reach out to Officer Scott Rinehart at [email protected] for application details.