Public invited to Citizens Police Academy

‚ÄčSpeaker: Detective Travis Rozeboom, Blair Police Department
Detective Travis Rozeboom invited Rotarians and other residents to apply for the Blair Police Department's Citizens Police Academy. The free, eight-week program is available to all adults. Classes are held weekly for 2 1/2-3 hours. Lt. Aaron Barrow manages the program, which is usually held once per year.
The BPD started the Citizens Police Academy to educate the public about what police do, Rozeboom said.
"We're people, too," he said. "We do want to be a resource to the community." 
The academy includes facility tours of the police department, sheriff's office and jail; a ride-along with an officer; the opportunity to shoot guns at 88 Tactical in Tekamah; a K9 demonstration; and education from various officers about criminal and narcotics investigations, police-community relations, defensive tactics, drug awareness, emergency vehicle operations and traffic stops, among other topics. 
For more information about the Citizens Police Academy, call Lt. Aaron Barrow at 402-426-4747 or visit