Bartlett police are launching their first citizens' academy for residents to learn more about the department.
The free, 10-week program will cover firearms training, mock traffic stops, first aid, evidence processing and other interactive exercises.
Classes meet 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from July 30 to Oct. 8, in the training room at police headquarters, 228 S. Main St.
Applicants must be at least 35 years old and a resident, owner or employee of a business within Bartlett. Class size is limited.
To sign up, contact Sgt. Geoffrey Pretkelis at (630) 837-0846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.