Milford Police Department will hold the eighth session of the Citizens Police Academy starting Feb. 18 and ending with a graduation ceremony on May 6.

The annual Milford Police Citizens Academy is a 12-week program where the  participants will attend a session of 2.5 hours each week, learning about the  Milford Police Department and the equipment used by the officers. Participants will  be introduced to a variety of topic areas including CPR, firearm safety, computer crimes, police K9 teams and will have an opportunity to ride along with an on duty police officer.

The Citizens Academy is open to residents, property or business owners within the city of Milford and 21 years of age. The last day for applications to be accepted will be Friday, Jan. 9.

For information contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 203-874-2366 or obtain an application at milfordpd.org and click on the “Citizens Academy” link.