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Citizen's Police Academy in South Bend

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If you're wondering what's it like to be a police officer..then the South Bend Police citizen's academy is the place for you.

It's a nine week program with classes one night a week.

Participants can learn what its like to be an officer.

They learn about street patrols, each division and learn how to shoot with a firearm simulator.

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the police and what we do and how we do the things that we do," said academy coordinator Lieutenant Pat Hechlinski. "Just want to be more open to the public."

There are still some spots left for the fall class.

For more information on the program click here.

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