The Hinesville Police Department is holding a citizen’s academy starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 7.
The academy is designed to acquaint residents with the goals, objectives, organizational structure and general operating procedures of the HPD, as well as to promote goodwill, mutual understanding and encourage community support of common goals and objectives.
The 22-hour course consists of 10 two-hour classes and two two-hour ride-alongs.
Classes will be from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday. Topics will include criminal law, criminal investigation, community policing, patrol operations, traffic investigations/law, training and support and law enforcement communications.
Participation criteria include being a citizen of Hinesville, no criminal record and being at least 18 years old.
Sign-up is at the police department, 123 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive. For more information, call 368-8211.