JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Jamestown Police Department is once again offering the Citizen’s Academy beginning in March to give residents an up-close look at the role of a police officer in Jamestown.

Participants will learn about a variety of topics, including DUI laws, use of force, criminal investigations, and traffic stops. Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger says this may help correct misunderstandings when it comes to the daily lives of those in law enforcement. Chief Edinger says this course also introduces the field to those interested in pursuing careers in Law Enforcement.

This will be the second police academy offered by the Jamestown Police Department. In December, the first course participants graduated the program.

The 10-week course will be meeting Thursday evenings beginning March 7th from 6 to 9 PM. Applications can be picked up from the Jamestown Law Enforcement Center.

The academy is free and applications are due January 31st.