The Citizens Police Academy will be returning Sept. 5 and will run through Nov. 14.

"Instructors for the class will be sworn officers from the Dodge City Police Department, Ford County Sheriff’s Office, Ford County Communications, and the Ford County Attorney’s Office," said patrol commander Lt. Jeff Mooradian in a press release. "The class will meet on Tuesday evenings starting at 7 p.m. and lasting until approximately 10 p.m. each night with the classes meeting one Saturday during that time to go to the firing range for weapons training."

Some of the topics that will be covered are gang investigations, patrol procedures, the court system, domestic violence, DUI investigations, child abuse, use of force, narcotics investigations, major case investigations and crime scene processing.

The course will be conducted by members of the DCPD, Ford County Sheriff's Office, Ford County Communications and the Ford County Sheriff's Office with a tour of the Ford County Jail included.

The application also requires a background check and applicants must be 18 years or older and have no felony or misdemeanor criminal convictions.

The deadline for applying is Aug. 28 and applications are available at the Dodge City Police Department.

Those applying will need to complete the two-page application and return it to the front window at the DCPD.

If you have any questions please contact Mooradian at the Dodge City Police Department 620-225-8126 or

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