“This training will be a forum for understanding and communicating between citizens and the criminal judicial system,” Burden stated in a press release. “Individuals selected to participate gain a greater understanding of law enforcement practices and a deeper sense of criminal agencies duties.”
According to Burden, class participants will have the opportunity to discuss possible areas for improvement in partnership between police and the public.
The class will be held Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning March 2 and concluding with graduation ceremonies on May 11.
State and local police officers, including Uniontown police Chief Jason A. Cox, FBI investigators and Herald-Standard crime reporter Josh Krysak will be among those leading classes during the 11-week course.
Burden said class size is limited to 25 community participants accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and have no criminal history.
Applications can be obtained at the state police barracks at 1070 Eberly Way, Lemont Furnace, or the state police barracks in Waynesburg. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 16.
For more information, call Burden 724-415-1000 or Trooper Bart Lemansky at 724-627-6151.