A three-month Kenner Citizens Police Academy session will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the Kenner Police Complex, 500 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner.

Participants in the free program will attend classes one night per week for 13 weeks, learning about 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.

Graduates also may apply for entry into the KPD Community Police Corps, through which volunteers assist the KPD in its mission.

For information and to fill out an application, visit www.kennerpd.com. For questions, contact the community relations department at (504) 712-2294, (504) 712-2395 or nguggenheim@kennerpd.com.