Sun Prairie residents and people who work in Sun Prairie will have the opportunity to participate in a Citizen Academy, officials said.
The community-based policing program gives citizens an opportunity to learn more about what it is like to be a police office, according to a release. The academy also gives police officers a chance to better understand a citizen’s perspective on law enforcement.
Participants will spend time in a classroom learning more about police operations including investigations, crime prevention, criminal trends and internet based activity, officials said. The academy will also include more hands-on activities including building searches, vehicle operation, traffic stop simulation and firearms training.
Classes will be held on Thursdays starting Sept. 19 and end with a graduation banquet Nov. 4, according to the release.