The Missoula police department has started to accept applications for the 2013 Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy. The academy is open to all citizens and is designed to help the public understand how the Missoula Police department works.

Those accepted  into the academy will get an overview of the Missoula Police Department's activities including Uniform Patrol, Investigations, Special Teams, School Resource Officers, Crime Scene Investigations, K-9 program, Drug Recognition Experts and Quality of Life. There will also be hands on experiences, including a ride-along with officers and a training simulator.

Assistant Missoula Police Chief Mike Brady describes the program:

Applications must be submitted before January 11, 2013. The classes will take place from 6:30 to 9 on Wednesday evenings over a nine week period starting January 30 at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Missoula. Applications can be found on the city website, however only 36 individuals can be accepted and the open application may close before January 11 if the academy is full.