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Get an in-depth look at Lafayette Police Department

The department is hosting its annual Citizens Academy. Academy participants will spend eight-weeks learning various aspects of law enforcement.

Posted: Feb 3, 2019 11:29 AM
Updated: Feb 4, 2019 12:34 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI ) —The Lafayette Police Department is giving the community an in-depth look at what they do.

The department is hosting its annual Citizens Academy, participants will spend eight-weeks learning various aspects of law enforcement.

Instructors include members of the K-9 unit, the CSI unit, and the SWAT team.

The class was designed to be interactive, participants will get a chance to ride along with patrol officers on duty.

Lieutenant Brian Phillips said it's important for LPD to have a strong connection with the people they serve.

"It's always been the mission of Lafayette Police Department to try and provide that perspective to the citizens as to what we do as an agency and that transparency," said Phillips.

He said academy participants aren't the only ones learning each session.

"That ability to connect with the public in that way and, often times, we come away from the Citizens Academy with feedback from the members. That's healthy for us, that's good for us," said Phillips.

The Citizens Academy starts on April 3, 2019. Click here to register.

Lieutenant Phillips said the class tends to fill quickly. 

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