Those who have wondered just how much fiction and how much reality plays into crime shows on television can gain some insight through the Upper Arlington Citizen Police Academy.
From Sept. 5 through Nov. 14, a group of up to 12 adults will spend their Thursday evenings going behind the scenes, for a hands-on learning experience of law enforcement.
Topics covered include:
* Crime scene investigations.
* Crime prevention tips.
* Legal considerations and the laws of arrest.
* Defensive tactics.
* Firearms safety and training.
* Patrol tactics and traffic stop practices.
* Ride-along with a police officer.
The deadline for applying for the 2013 Citizen Police Academy is Aug. 22.
Application forms and additional details are available at uaoh.net or by calling the Police Division at 614-583-5197.