People interested in participating in Marana’s 2009 Citizen’s Police Academy must apply by Friday, Jan. 16.

The academy is designed to give town residents a chance to learn about the inner workings of their police department.

During the 10-class program, participants will meet once a week to learn more about the department’s operations and those who work there, from officers to civilians to specialty units.

To participate in the citizen’s academy, one must:

• Be at least 18 years old or currently enrolled as a junior or senior at Marana High School.

• Live, own a business or work within limits.

• Have never been convicted of a felony and/or misdemeanor involving violence, weapons or ethical charges.

Classes will meet once a week from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 28 through April 1 in the second-floor conference center of the Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive.

Attendees may receive college credit upon completion of the academy, which is free of charge. Registration for credits will take place during the class.

For more information and application, go online to

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