The Lawton Police Department is inviting residents of Lawton and Ft. Sill to join them for a behind-the-scenes look at their daily duties at the annual Citizens' Police Academy, to be held at the Great Plains Technology Center. The academy, in which officers interact with member of the community and teach them about police methods, policies and practices encourages community interaction with local law enforcement.

Beginning on Jan. 4, 2018, the academy is free of charge and open to the public, and consists of 12 weekly classes that meet each Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Police Training Building, Building 900 at Great Plains Technology Center, 4500 W. Lee.

For more information, or to sign up for the Citizen's Police Academy, please contact the Lawton Police Department's Community Oriented Police Division at (580) 351-6727.

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