Police Chief Mark Lawson tells KICD News that the maximum number of students they will accept is 12 with two spots reserved for high school students with an interest in law enforcement as a profession.
Some of the topics and area that will be touched upon include search & seizure, criminal laws, communication center operations,911, crime scenes, drug investigations, traffic enforcement, domestic and child abuse investigation, departmental programs, adult and juvenile systems, and others. Ride-a-longs are a popular facet of the academy.
This year's class could be one of the first to tour the new Clay County jail.
The deadline to apply for the 2013 Spencer Citizen's Police Academy is February 15th with applications at the Spencer Police Department. There is a $35 fee to cover the cost of materials. Classes start on March 5th and run through May 7th on Tuesdays. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. in run for about two hours.