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Geneva residents interested in learning how police officers keep their community safe are encouraged to register for the City’s 2023 Citizen Police Academy.The weekly classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday nights from Oct. 3 to Dec. 19 at the Geneva Police Department. The program was created to give residents an overview and insight into the department along with a behind-the-scenes look at police operations. During previous academies, participants learned about the police hiring process, crime scene investigations, use of force, tech crime, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, drug education, and active shooters among other topics.Citizen Police Academy members must be 21 years or older and be residents or business owners in the City of Geneva.Applications for the academy are available on the City’s website or the Geneva Police Department. The program is free, but space is limited.Completed applications can be dropped off or mailed to the Geneva Police Department, 20 Police Plaza, Geneva, IL 60134. The deadline has been extended to Friday, Sept. 29.For more information, contact Geneva Police Sgt. Brad Jerdee at 630-232-4736 or via email.