Those interested in getting a “behind-the-scenes” look at police operations in Burbank can apply for the nine-week community police academy.

Offered in English, Spanish, Armenian and for the deaf, the course gives participants a peek into the day-to-day operations of the various bureaus in the department.

The free academy will offer presentations on the criminal justice system, air-support unit, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, patrol and detective functions as well as animal control programs.

The winter/spring academy will be held Thursday evenings from Feb. 6 to April 3. Meetings are slated to run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Burbank police station. Graduates may be eligible to volunteer with the department.

Applications are available at the station or on the police department’s website, www.burbankpd.org, and are due Jan 31. Applicants are subject to background checks.

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