Have you ever wondered how crime scene investigators dust for fingerprints, what kind of firearms training officers go through, or what it’s like inside of a Tactical Squad armored vehicle? Or maybe you just want to know more about how the Kansas City Police Department works. If so, you should sign up for KCPD’s Citizens Police Academy. Participants will learn about multiple facets of Police operations and engage in hands-on experiences and take field trips to places like the Helicopter and Canine Units, Bomb and Arson Unit and the Kansas City Regional Crime Laboratory. The Citizen’s Police Academy operates on the premise that informed, educated residents will be more supportive of police officers and promote safety in their communities. The class starts Sept. 8, but applications must be received by Aug. 10!