Kids Can Apply for the Depot/Police Dept Citizens Police Academy

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Applications for kids to join the Darien Police Department-Depot Youth Center Citizen Police Academy will be accepted starting Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The five-week program is run by the department’s Youth Division Detective Mark Cappelli in conjunction with The Depot Youth Center to give students a better understanding of police officers’ duties, responsibilities and training requirements.

Officers from different departments participate, allowing students an opportunity to become acquainted with them in a friendly, interactive environment. Traffic enforcement, accident investigation, criminal justice, Internet safety, forensics, crime scene investigation, and a presentation with S.W.A.T. will be covered.

Citizen Police Academy will meet six Wednesdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 and run through Feb 8. Classes meet at the Darien Police Department.

Applications can be found at the Depot Youth Center website or here on Darienite.com.

— an announcement from the Depot Youth Center.