Did you ever want to go behind the scenes to find out first hand what goes on inside the police department? Here's your chance.

The Citizen Police Academy is an eight-week program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Texarkana, Ark., Police Department. Each session will consist of weekly classes that will meet at police headquarters. The instruction is comprehensive and each week different units within the department will be covered.

Some of the curriculum will include:

• Meet the Chief
• Recruiting
• Emergency Communications
• Response to Resistance
• Crisis Intervention
• Critical Incidents
• Forensics
• Organized Crime Division
• Human Trafficking
• K-9
• S.W.A.T
• Burglary
• Robbery
• Homicide
• Cold Case
• Highway Enforcement/DWI

The class is scheduled to begin at the TAPD Training Room, located in the Bi-State Justice Building at 100 North State Line Avenue.

Evening classes are from 5:30PM – 8PM. Graduation is Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

To apply you must be 18 years-old and have no prior felony convictions. Deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Applications are available at the Texarkana, Ark., Police Administration Officer or the Central Records and Communications window, both located on the 3rd floor of the Bi-State Justice Center. Or you can call CPL Kristi Bennett at 903-798-3187 or Kelly O’Neill at 903-798-3067 to have an application emailed to you.

You can also visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online.