The Huntersville Police Department announced that it is accepting applications for the 6th Annual Citizen's Police Academy to take place in a new police facility.

The Academy is a 10-week program held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Huntersville Police Department, 9630 Julian Clark Ave in the Huntersville Business Park.

Classes will begin Jan. 22, 2013 and run for 10 consecutive weeks through March 26.

The Huntersville Police Department’s Citizen's Police Academy is designed to nurture public trust through informing citizens of the crucial role the police department serves in the community.

The academy is a community relations program and is not designed to train citizens to be police officers or to be police department representatives; rather it gives the citizens a basic but realistic view of what the police really do.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is intended to be an interactive program involving participants in “hands on” activities.

The Academy is held without cost to the participants. To enroll, each participant must complete an application which can be obtained by visiting www.huntersvillepd.org or by emailing Sergeant Tom Seifert at tseifert@huntersville.org.

All applications should be completed and submitted to the Huntersville Police Department by 5 p.m. Jan. 11.

The class size will be limited and if needed, a selection process will be used to balance the class.

Requirements for attending:

You must live or work in the Town of Huntersville.

Be 18 years of age or older.

Must not have been convicted of, or have pending charges for any Felony Offense.

Must not have been convicted of, or have pending charges for any Misdemeanor Offense within the last two years.

For additional information, or to obtain an application, contact Sergeant Tom Seifert by e-mail at tseifert@huntersville.org.