The Lakewood Police Department wants you.
Well, the department wants to get you involved.
The department announced this week that it’s offering residents the opportunity to get some first-hand information about the role of Lakewood’s safety and law enforcement department.
The Lakewood Police Citizens’ Academy is a 12-week program set to begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 6, running through April 24.
The program — hosted by the Lakewood Police Department — will run for two hours each Wednesday.
The best part?
There’s no cost.
Students — required to be 21 years old or older — will learn about a variety of policing issues from several experts.
At the end of each session, the graduates are permitted to schedule a ride-along with a patrol officer for one evening.
“The Lakewood Police Department is committed to establishing close working ties with the members of the community we serve and establishing channels to be responsive to the needs and desires of our community,” said Lakewood Police Chief Timothy Malley in a prepared statement.
In addition to citizen’s academy, Malley also pointed out that his department hosts crime prevention seminars, personal safety programs, neighborhood block watch meetings, traffic and bicycle safety education programs and child safety seminars.
To register for the citizens’ academy, or for more information, visit the website or call Officer Angela Ortiz at 216-701-3063.