Class 32 of the Kenner Citizens’ Police Academy will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Kenner Police Complex, 500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner Police Chief-elect Michael J. Glaser and the Kenner Police Department encourage residents to participate in this opportunity to learn about police operations.

Students attend free classes one night per week for 13 weeks, receiving instruction from trained police officers who are certified in their fields.

The academy provides detailed coverage about how the Police Department works in patrol division functions, crime prevention, criminal investigations, computer forensics, K-9 Unit, crime scene procedures, criminal and domestic violence laws, narcotics investigations, traffic enforcement, physical fitness, use of police force and self-defense, gang awareness and SWAT. Students receive a tour of headquarters and the jail and participate in a ride-along with a police officer. A graduation ceremony is held upon completion of the program.

Graduates of the program receive the opportunity to join the Kenner Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association, through which they can lead the community in improving safety and promoting support for the Police Department. Alumni members also can volunteer their assistance at various department events.

Graduates also may apply for entry into the Community Police Corps, a program that gives members the opportunity to volunteer and assist the Police Department in its mission.

For information and an application, visit www.kennerpd.com, call the Community Relations Division at (504) 712-2294 or (504) 712-2395, or email nguggenheim@ kennerpd.com.