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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
With all of the crisis and turmoil in the news these days, if you want to understand the inter-workings of your local community and its first responders, here is your opportunity.
The City of Auburn Public Safety Department is currently accepting applications for the annual Auburn Citizens' Public Safety Academy.
The free course is for citizens 18 years of age and older and gives you the chance to take a deeper look inside different public safety divisions and see how they are protecting residents on a daily basis.
"It does really two things for us, it gives citizens an inside look at what we do, but also gives us a chance to bring citizens in and see what their concerns are and how we can better serve and protect them," explains Captain Tom Stofer of the Auburn Police Division.
The nine-week academy will be held on Thursday evenings, with two Saturday morning sessions beginning February 28.
Activities range from presentations provided by Public Safety officials to "hands-on" events that allow participants to experience firearms training, police unit ride-alongs, fire prevention and emergency medical response.
You will even have the chance to become CPR certified by the end of the course.
"It's one of those things that when your graduate May 2, you will continue to talk about the experience the rest of your life," says Stofer.
If you are interested in participating in the Citizen's public safety academy you can fill out an application at auburnalabama.org or simply drop by the Auburn police division, at 401 North Ross Street, and submit an application in person.
The City will be accepting applications until the first day of class, February 28.