- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Applications are now being accepted for the Citizen’s Police Academy in Dubuque.

The Telegraph Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1wzyWt2 ) that the annual program aims to give residents a better understanding of how police work.

Participants will learn about arrest procedures, use of force, domestic and sexual abuse cases, drug enforcement, officer safety and prevention programs.

The 10-week program will feature classes from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night from Feb. 5 through April 9 at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center. Participants also will take a four-hour ride-along with a police officer.

Applications are being accepted through Jan. 16. They can be obtained at the police department or online at www.cityofdubuque.org/cpa.

Only those at least 18 years old and with no felony convictions or significant arrest history are eligible.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com

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