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MJPD taking apps for Citizen Police Academy

The Mt. Juliet Police Department is currently accepting applications for their upcoming session of the Citizen Police Academy. The academy provides community members with an inside look at local law enforcement, giving an overview of the police department’s function and operations.

The 10-week academy curriculum and teaching methodology embraces real examples of police work. The weekly sessions, however, are not designed to train participants as police officers. While attending the academy, students will be introduced to a variety of topics and training taught by police officers and special agents. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a variety of knowledge surrounding police work.

The academy begins Jan. 15, 2013. Classes will meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Mt. Juliet.

Candidate Minimum Requirements: Live, work, or volunteer in the Mt. Juliet area; Minimum age of 21 years; No felony convictions; No significant or recent misdemeanor convictions.

Application Process: Interested candidates can visit the Mt. Juliet Police Department’s website at to obtain more information about the Citizen Academy and to complete the application. Applicants who are interested in the upcoming session should apply by January 8th.

If anyone has any questions regarding the upcoming Citizens Police Academy, they can call or email Cpl. Tommy Shelton at (615) 773-6248 or

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