Published: Jan 24, 2012 5:06 PM EST
Updated: Jan 24, 2012 6:11 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Right now, the Fort Myers Police Department is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen Police Academy.

You have the chance to learn more about the Police Department. Here today to tell us more about the Academy is Shannon Northorp and someone who knows this program first hand, John McGowan a graduate from the program.

Applications can be found at under the community tab or at police headquarters located at 2210 Widman Way.  Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at the department C/o Shannon Northorp.  For more information about the Citizen Police Academy contact Shannon Northorp at or 239-321-7759. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 7, 2012.