Cape Girardeau Citizens Police Academy

From the Southeast Missourian:

The Cape Girardeau Police Department would like to train residents in the various facets of law enforcement, but only if enough people want to learn.

The Cape Girardeau Citizens Police Academy is slated to begin March 13, but the department is still shy of the 10 applicants needed, said Cpl. Ike Hammonds, who runs the academy. Applications for the academy are due Thursday, and the department has only received two.

“We offer this every year, but we don’t always get enough applicants for it,” Hammonds said. “There’s no rhyme or reason to it.”

Since 1998, the department has put on 10 police academies. It did not hold one last year because it did not have enough applicants, Hammonds said. Applicants must pass a background check.

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