Applications being accepted for Citizens Police Academy

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Kentucky State Police, Post 15, is now accepting applications for the 2012 Kentucky State Police Citizens Police Academy. The 10-week academy is slated to begin Tuesday, March 20, 2012 and will meet on the following dates: March 20 and 27, April 10, 17 and 24 and May 1, 8, 15, and 22 with graduation on May 29. Classes will meet from 7-9:30 p.m. EDT where they will learn about the many facets of the Kentucky State Police. Class topics will include criminal patrol, criminal investigations, and drug investigations. Participants will also take part in simulated traffic stops, crime scene scenarios and evidence collection.
The Academy will be held at the State Fire Rescue Training Center located at 385 Old Greensburg Road in Campbellsville. Applications can be obtained by contacting the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 at (270) 384-4796 or by visiting http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/post15.htm.
Anyone 18 years of age living within the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 counties is welcome to apply. There is no cost to attend but space is limited.  Applications will not be accepted after Feb. 28 at 12:00 EDT. Those chosen to participate in the class do not receive any specialized training certifications or law enforcement powers. This is an educational experience created to help increase public awareness and community oriented policing.  
Once completed, applications can be mailed to the attention of TFC. Billy Gregory, Kentucky State Police Post 15, P.O. Box 160, Columbia, KY 42728. Citizens Police Academy applications may also be emailed to: william.gregory@ky.gov.
Post 15 Columbia provides police coverage for Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Adair, Casey, Russell, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland counties. For any questions, please contact Trooper First Class Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, at (270) 384-4796.