Flower Mound residents wanting to learn more about police work can join the Flower Mound Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy, which is now accepting applications and begins in early April.

The details

The course, which is free to Flower Mound residents, explores the inner workings of the police department, according to a news release. Applications for the nine-week course, which runs from April 2-May 28, will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 15. Classes will be held in person at the Flower Mound Police Department from 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Zooming in

Academy participants will get hands-on experience in law enforcement practices, such as recruitment, training, narcotics, K-9 and crime scene analysis, according to the release. During the academy, participants will receive a better understanding of the different divisions within the police department, including traffic, SWAT, patrol and criminal investigation.

Anyone interested in joining the academy may visit www.flower-mound.com/cpa to download an application. Applications may be picked up in person at the police department, located at 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane.

Applicants must be Flower Mound residents and at least 18 years old. Space is limited, so people are advised to apply early.