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Get Tasered (or not) at Shakopee Police Citizen Academy

The six-week class will run on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. starting April 3.

Ever wonder what a Shakopee Police officer really does?

To help answer that question the is offering a course this spring, called the citizen academy, that will take participants through the ins and the outs of police life through interactive tours, presentations and demonstrations. There’s even a Taser exercise where those taking the class can volunteer for the experience, according to .

The purpose of the citizen academy is to promote and enhance citizen understanding of the role of the Shakopee Police Department through education and participation.

“This remains a great opportunity for the public to meet a number of our officers and establish positive working relationships moving forward,” Tate said.

Many who have completed previous courses have become active in neighborhood watch groups, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Shakopee Crime Prevention Board.

The six-week class will run on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. starting April 3. Those interested in participating must fill out an application by 4:30 p.m. March 20. For more information e-mail vstahl@ci.shakopee.mn.us. 

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