RESIDENTS are being sought to take part in a ten-week course at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station so they can become members of the North Worcestershire Citizens’ Academy.
The ten-week course, which starts on September 16, will cover a variety of topics, including crime prevention and detection, recording crimes and incidents, road safety, forensic investigation, police use of firearms, internet safety, and the role of Safer Neighbourhood Teams and other key departments.
Members of the public over the age of 18 can enrol in the Citizens’ Academy programme.
Police officers, police staff and supporting agencies/organisations will deliver presentations on key topics every Wednesday evening, from 6.30pm to 9pm.
Those taking part in the Citizens’ Academy will also be encouraged to request subjects of specific interest to them and those completing the programme will graduate and take part in a formal ceremony.
It is hoped that graduates will then share their experiences and knowledge with the North Worcestershire community, or become special constables or volunteers with the police or other agencies.
Some of the funding has been provided by The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia.
The deadline for applications is next Friday (July 31).
Those interested should visit www.westmercia.police.uk/academies where they can also register by completing an online application form.
Criteria will be applied to the selection process and successful applicants will be subject to security checks.