It’s the next best thing to wearing a badge.
In an effort to encourage a greater knowledge of its many functions and services, the Marana Police Department is continuing its Citizens Police Academy this month.
The interactive program is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old (or enrolled as a junior or senior at Marana High School), passes a background investigation, including a criminal history check, and lives or works in Marana.
The 10-week program starts Jan. 23 and sessions are held Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Jan. 16.
Participants have opportunities to learn more about the police department’s crime scene, K-9 and patrol units and get an introduction of command staff, among many other functions.