On the beat: Wildwood police conducting citizen academy

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer, here’s your chance to find out. The Wildwood Police Department is offering a Citizen Police Academy.

The academy starts Tuesday, April 17, and runs from 5:30-8:30pm every Tuesday for eight consecutive weeks at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Road.

Applications must be submitted by April 10. They can be picked up at the police department, 100 E. Huey St. A criminal background check of applicants will be conducted before the start of the classes. For more information, call the Wildwood Police Department at 352.330.1355.