Police look for applicants to citizens police academy

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) If you've ever wanted to try your hand at being a police officer or would like to learn more about law enforcement, you might want to sign up for the citizen’s police academy.

The Twin Falls Police Department is hosting the program that will run Aug. 16 through Oct. 25 and aims to open lines of communication between the community and officers of the law.

The academy is free and open to the public of any age, resident or not.

“Twin Falls Police Department is looking to branch out and allow the citizens to experience some of the things the patrol officers experience as they're out in their daily duties,” said Patrol Officer Shawn Applewhite. “It's a chance for them to come across some things that they don't normally see every day on their own.”

Participants will get a chance to work with the bomb squad, observe a SWAT demonstration and also see firearms and Taser training.

The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 14.

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