Not many people get the opportunity to experience what it's like to be in law enforcement. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to fulfill the obligations of a police officer or sheriff, now is your chance.

Members of the 17th Monmouth Citizen's Police Academy (Cynthia Scott)

Monmouth County Sheriff, Shaun Golden, has announced that applications are now being accepted for the enrollment in the 18th Annual Citizen Police Academy.

The Citizen Police Academy consists of 12 hours designed to give attendees an overview of law enforcement services in Monmouth County which also features presentations by municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Additionally, the course is the prerequisite for becoming a member of the Volunteers in Sheriff's Community Programs (VISCOMP).

There will be six free sessions on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7PM to 9PM at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Center, 2500 Kozloski Road in Freehold. Applications are available to Monmouth County residents age 18 or older with no criminal record.

The deadline for applying is September 12th. Classes begin September 23rd, with graduation on October 28th. Enrollment is limited. For additional information, contact Undersheriff Ted Freeman at 732-431-6400, ext. 1110 or visit the Monmouth County Sheriff website.