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Citizen Police Academy and Civics 101 taking applications 

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to drive a snowplow or how police respond to an active shooter situation, then Lakewood has two free classes for Lakewood residents that show exactly what it’s like while providing engaging hands-on activities.

Ride along with a police agent, see demonstrations by SWAT and K-9 agents and experience much more during the Lakewood Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy.

Find out what your taxes pay for, learn how traffic lights operate and work on a hometown budget in Lakewood’s Civics 101 course.

Citizen Police Academy (10-week course)
Time: 6-9 p.m., Thursdays
Dates: Sept. 4-Nov. 6
Location: Lakewood Police Department, 445 S. Allison Parkway
Deadline to enroll: noon, Aug. 25
Apply: www.Lakewood.org/CitizensPoliceAcademy

Civics 101 (Nine-week course)
Time: 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays
Dates: Sept. 30-Nov. 25
Location: Lakewood Civic Center, 480 S. Allison Parkway
Deadline to apply: 5 p.m., Sept. 5
Apply: www.Lakewood.org/Civics101
Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014