The Las Cruces Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Academy that’s set to begin June 1.
The academy is free but limited to 15 participants. Applications are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex, 550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Completed applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, residents of Las Cruces and pass a background check.
The academy will provide participants with an overview of the Las Cruces Police Department and will give citizens a better understanding of how officers perform their duties. Participating in the academy also benefits those individuals interested in LCPD’s Volunteer Program.
Applicants cannot have any felony convictions or, within the last three years, any misdemeanor or DWI arrests. Direct relatives of p olice officers cannot apply for the academy.
The Citizens Academy will begin June 1 and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday in June. The academy will be held at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex and applicants selected will be asked to commit to attending each session.