Arkansas City police seeking volunteers

ARKANSAS CITY — The Arkansas City Police Department is accepting applications for a new program to train civilians to assist police officers in non-enforcement duties.

Volunteers will attend a 12-week academy that meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning March 11.

The training will include accident investigations, patrol functions, communications, search and seizure, DUI enforcement, traffic enforcement, major crimes and police ethics. Volunteers also will ride with a patrol officer as part of the training.

Additional information and applications can be obtained at the Arkansas City Police Department or by contacting Sgt. Luke Larson at 620-441-4444.

The class size is limited. The program is free. The deadline for applications is Feb. 10.