The Palm Springs Police Department's Community Police Academy starts on Sept. 20.
The mission: PSPD says the academy offers a chance for members of the community to meet and interact with officers and other staff members to see who actually makes up the department.
What you’ll learn: Across the academy’s 12 sessions, participants will learn about each of the bureaus and what they do. They’ll also go in-depth on subjects like the Homeless Outreach Street Team, traffic stops, K-9 officers, crime scene investigation, and crime prevention.
Details: Each session will convene on a Tuesday and run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the evening .
Qualifications: To attend, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in the Greater Palm Springs area, have no prior felony convictions, as well as some other requirements listed here.
Applications can be found here.