RED OAK Residents who live or work in Red Oak are invited to apply for the next session of the Citizens Police Academy.

The registration deadline is Dec. 31 for the course, which will begin Thursday, Feb. 10.

The Citizens Police Academy is a free educational program that familiarizes the public with the nature of police work.

People who live or work in Red Oak are invited to apply. They must agree to a background criminal history check, be 20 years old or older and not convicted of a felony.

Eleven classes will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, with one class from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The academy meets at the Red Oak public safety building, 547 N. Methodist St., Red oak.

To apply, visit the city of Red Oak website or contact officer Nathan Bickerstaff at nbickerstaff@redoaktx.org.