OPD is currently taking Citizen’s Police Academy applications

The Odessa Police Department is accepting applications for the 25th session of the Citizen’s Police Academy.

The 16 week academy begins Feb. 8, and is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday nights.

The program is designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Odessa Police Department. The instruction is comprehensive and covers different divisions each week. The goal is to educate the public about the OPD and to increase the rapport between citizens and police officers.

There is no cost for the classes. The first 40 applications will be accepted for this session.

Registration forms are available at the OPD and online.

The deadline for registration is 5 p.m. on Feb. 2.