Have you ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at police work? Apply now for a special Citizens Police Academy offered by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department (KCPD) in the Green Impact Zone.

The seven-week course will meet for seven consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 7–Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the zone offices at 4600 Paseo. The academy will include topics such as hostage negotiations, narcotics investigations, firearms training, the bomb squad, homicide investigations, tactical and response teams, and vice investigations.

KCPD believes that informed citizens who understand how the police department functions will have better relationships with police officers and be better prepared to support public safety in their communities.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, live or work in Kansas City, Mo., and be in good standing with the community. Each applicant must pass a thorough background check. For more information or to submit an application, visit the KCPD website.