Mission Police Department taking applicants for citizens academy

The Mission Police Department will hold an eight-week citizens academy in September and October, according to Mission Police Chief John Simmons.

Mission LogoThe classes will run every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. starting on September 11 and ending on October 30. Citizens participating in the academy will be exposed to topics such as criminal investigations, interview and interrogation techniques, death investigations, domestic violence, patrol operations, search and seizure, DUI and traffic enforcement, hand-to-hand defensive tactics, less-lethal weapons and firearms among others.

Tours of the Johnson County Adult Detention Center, Johnson County Emergency Communications and the county’s new criminalistic laboratory also will be on the agenda. A graduation dinner will be held on the last evening.

The academy is free, but participants must live or work in Mission, be at least 18 years old and free of any felony convictions. To sign up, contact Lt. Ken Smith at 913-676-8331 or e-mail at ksmith@missionpd.org.