Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to work with or be a police officer? Well, here is your chance to work alongside them! Applications for Citizens Police Academy Session 24 are now being accepted until 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 13.
Classes meet each Monday beginning September 10 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for ten weeks. Graduation will be on November 12. Topics such as crime scene investigation, K-9, emergency vehicle operations and simulated firearms training are covered during the course. Class members also ride and work with Myrtle Beach police officers and staff for a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement.
Applicants must be residents of Horry County and at least 21 years old. A valid driver’s license, a criminal history check and a driver’s license background check are required. Once accepted, applicants must attend at least eight of the 10 classes and complete at least 15 hours of ride-along and work-along experience to graduate.
Applications are available at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, the Law Enforcement Center Annex on Mustang Street, or on-line at http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/PDF%20Forms/police/CPA%20%20Application.pdf and must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 13. For more information, call Sgt. Joey Crosby at 918-1800.