The Ridgefield Police Department will host its annual Citizen Police Academy this winter, with the goal of connecting the community and the police.

The Citizen Police Academy will educate participants about various aspects of police work. Participants will gain insight into how their police department works and provides services to the community.

Some of the content that will be covered is crime scene i18nvestigation, K9 unit, firearms, TASER, speed enforcement, DUI enforcement, search and seizure, and department history.

The academy will begin Tuesday, Feb. 11, and will meet every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. for eight weeks. It will be held at police headquarters.

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old at the time of application and should live or work in Ridgefield.

To apply, click on this link: https://www.ridgefieldct.org/citizen_police_academy_form.….

The completed application should be dropped off or mailed to: Ridgefield Police Department, 76 East Ridge Rd. Ridgefield, CT, 06877.

Any questions may be sent to Capt. Shawn Platt at rpddot@ridgefieldct.org.