The Citizen’s Academy is an 11-week program for Westfield residents to receive firsthand experience in various aspects of police work. The class meets once a week at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 12 through Nov. 21. Participants will tour the county jail, dispatch and training center and learn about patrol and investigation operations. They will also get to participate in evidence processing, emergency driving, patrol stops, firearms training, defense tactics, taser and K-9 demonstrations, and active shooter simulations. Westfield residents who are 21 years or older with no criminal history may participate in the free academy. For more information, visit www.westfield.in.gov or email firstname.lastname@example.org.