The Cloquet Police Department is looking for a few good men (and women!).

The department is planning to once again offer its Citizens' Police Academy this fall. As part of that planning process, they are seeking the names of people interested in participating.

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The Citizens Police Academy is a program sponsored by the Cloquet Police to develop a better working partnership with the citizens of Cloquet and the Fond du Lac Reservation. According to Deputy Police Chief Terry Hill, the Cloquet Police Department is looking for Cloquet residents, business leaders and members of the community to take part in this academy.

The last time the academy was held was in 2007, and Hill said there has been considerable interest since then in having another session. Since the optimum class size is 10, space will be limited. No exact time and dates have yet been set, but Hill said each two-hour session will be held on a weekday during the evening hours.

Hill explained the academy is a nine-week course that will give citizens a glimpse into the workings of the Cloquet Police Department. It will consist of nine sessions covering a variety of law-enforcement activities, including a glimpse into department history, basic law enforcement training, traffic stop demonstrations, defensive tactics, drug investigations, computer forensics and practical use of department weapons, along with tours of the Carlton County Law Enforcement Center and Communication Center.

Space will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Contact Deputy Chief Terry Hill at the Cloquet Police Department, 218-879-1247, for further details.