The Gardner Police Department will host its fourth annual Citizens Police Academy this spring. The nine-week course will begin on Thursday, April 30.
Course participants will learn about the structure and activities of the

Members of the third Gardner Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy view a presentation by the Lenexa Police Department’s Canine Unit. The Gardner department will host its fourth citizen’s academy this spring. File photo

Members of the third Gardner Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy view a presentation by the Lenexa Police Department’s Canine Unit. The Gardner department will host its fourth citizen’s academy this spring. File photo


police department during weekly classes. Department personnel will educate class members on patrol procedures, criminal law, officer safety and traffic enforcement. Participants will also tour the Johnson County Adult Detention Center and Crime Lab.
Classes will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays at city hall. There is no fee to attend, but class space is limited. Participants must be over the age of 18, a Gardner resident or work in Gardner, and must not have a criminal record.
Applications can be obtained at Gardner City Hall, at the Gardner Police Station or on the city’s, www.gardnerkansas.gov. The application deadline is April 17.
For more information, contact Officer Joe O’Lucci at [email protected] or call (913)856-7312.