Get Tased, Dust for Prints, Use Jaws of Life: Residents Sought for Mankato Police Citizen Academy

(Mankato, MN) – Applications are now being taken for the Mankato’s Public Safety Citizens Academy.

This eight-week course provides an opportunity for community members to get a look at the inner workings of the Mankato Department of Public Safety. That includes hands-on experiences in a variety of activities, including emergency response, crime scene investigations, firearms and auto extrication.

Participants can also do a ride-along with police and even volunteer to be tasered, as many have in the past.

Police officials also note that “detractors” of the police department are more than welcome, with hopes that the connection can help bridge the gap between police and those who aren’t big fans of how local authorities operate.

Classes will be held Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. between September 14th and November 2nd at the Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street.

Applications can be found here and there is no deadline to apply, although officials say sooner is better than later.

For more information, or to receive a paper copy of the application, contact public safety staff at 507-387-8735.

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