MINOT, N.D. – Last year, the Minot Citizen’s Police Academy was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year the program is back.
The four-week program lets participants get hands on training in patrol operations, crime scene response, special operations and much more.
It kicks off May 4 and lasts until May 25, on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Officer Aaron Moss explained that with the national tension between cops and the public, having these community events helps to bring everyone together and allow the community to ask open and honest questions.
“We have had a very, very positive relationship with our community. There is always room for improvement. we always want to take advantage of opportunities that maintain that trust and mutual respect. The citizen’s academy has proven to be a very, very successful tool in doing that,” said Moss.