Registration for Eagan Citizen Academy begins Jan. 7

The Eagan Police Department will begin accepting applications for its 18th annual Citizen Academy on Jan. 7. The 2013 session will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, March 7 through April 25. With few exceptions, instruction will be conducted at the Eagan Police Department.

The program is designed to offer citizens an insight into modern day policing through hands-on training conducted by Eagan police officers. It is open to Eagan residents or others who work in the city.

Applicants must be over the age of 18 and will be subjected to a criminal background check.

Applications will be available at the police department or may be obtained online at (follow the link to “Crime Prevention” located on the left margin). Applications will be accepted until Jan. 31, or until the academy is full. Space is limited to 25 participants.

For more information, contact Officer Desiree Schroepfer or Crime Prevention Specialist Jill Ondrey at (651) 675-5700.