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City of Selah offering Citizen's Police Academy

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SELAH, Wash. -- The Selah Police Department wants to give its citizens an opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes through its Citizen's Police Academy.

The deadline to register is Thursday, May 31.

Organizers are hoping to have about 20 people sign-up for the academy.

The classes are free.

Randy Gabbard, a reserve coordinator for the Selah Police Department, says only about four people have signed up for the classes.

Gabbard says people taking the course won't become police officers, but it will provide them more information about the department and how they work together with other city departments.

"We got people coming from the prosecutor's office, we'll have people giving classes from the public defender's office, just to answer people's questions and assistance questions on what goes on in the city," Gabbard explained.

Anyone interested can sign-up at the Selah Police Department, Selah City Hall, or online at the City of Selah website.

For more information about the Citizen's Police Academy, click here, for the City of Selah website.

Classes begin in June and will run through September.