LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office will provide members of the community with a look at what goes on inside the department at the Community Police Academy.

The academy, which is free, runs weekly on Thursdays starting at 6 p.m., from Feb. 28 to May 30 at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara Street, Ext.

Those interested must be at least 20 years old, live or work in Niagara County and have no prior felony convictions or outstanding warrants.

The classes, which generally last three to four hours, will cover topics including a firearms training simulator, reality-based training and an emergency vehicle operator course.

Class sizes are limited and those interested will be notified of their acceptance and receive further details.

Registration is available online at Information and applications also are available by mail by contacting Capt. Michael P. Dunn at 438-3331 or Deputy Patrick J. Williams at 523-0098.