ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizens Academy Class 2014-01.

The 12-week program begins March 5, 2013 and teaches citizens the inner workings of the department.

Participants will meet with Chief Sam Dotson and deputy chiefs, as well as K-9s, the bomb robot, tour the 911 call center, and use driving and shooting simulators.

More information on the program and applications can be found on the department's website.