The Ellsworth Police Department will hold it's second Citizens Police Academy every Wednesday night beginning October 16th for nine consecutive weeks.

From the Department's Facebook page:

The purpose of this program is to further citizen’s knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges which face the members of the law enforcement community every day.  It is our belief that through education and communication the academy will enhance our department’s ability to serve the community.  The program will provide an opportunity for the members of the police department to come together with the citizens and explore the issues and concerns which exist within the community. It is not the intent of this program to train citizens to be police officers.

The citizen police academy is a series of 3 hour classes over the course of ten weeks (every Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm) which will cover material from all facets of law enforcement. The instruction will be provided by members of the Ellsworth Police Department as well as outside guest speakers. The material will be comprehensive and will require some hands on participation. The classes will consist of lecture, demonstrations, videos, and computer presentations.  A four hour ride along, with an Ellsworth Police Officer, will be available to class participants on a voluntary basis.

Any interested citizen who resides and/or works in the City of Ellsworth is encouraged to apply. All applicants from outside of Ellsworth will be given consideration based on class space. Citizens must be 18 years of age or older to attend, have no prior felony convictions and have no prior misdemeanor convictions within the previous 3 years. Applicants must pass a background check conducted by the Ellsworth Police Department prior to approval.  Applications must be turned into the Ellsworth Police Department no later than 10/07/2013.

Interested citizens may pick up an application at the Ellsworth Police Department at 1 City Hall Plaza, or may access the application on line via the City of Ellsworth Web site or the Ellsworth Police Departments Facebook page. For additional information, please contact Sgt. Glenn Moshier at (207)667-2133 or email at  gmoshier@ellsworthmaine.gov.