The New Bedford Police Department is accepting applications for it's revived Citizen's Police Academy. The academy will be held this Fall, with anyone 18 years or older eligible to apply.

Lt. Amos Melo tells WBSM News participants will get a sampling of what police officers need to know in order to carry out their duties. "Constitutional law. Street gangs. They get a little something on narcotics. So they get an oversight and an overview of the department, specialized units, day to day operations, and get a better understanding of what we do on a day to day basis," said Melo.

The program will run for eight weeks from 6-9pm at the police department headquarters on Rockdale Avenue. Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

For more information, contact Lt. Ricard Rezendes at 508-991-6300 ext. 79413.