COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — The Columbus Police Department is holding a five-week-long “Pastor’s Academy” course.

The Columbus Police Department says the course is “designed to provide faith-based leaders with an understanding about various police functions.”

Attendants may be able to interact with department officers, command staff and participate in ride-alongs.

According to a press release, participants will learn about these topics:

  • Recruitment
  • Crime prevention
  • Investigation and patrol functions
  • Support services
  • Crime analysis
  • Office of professional standards

The next class starts on April 3. The online application can be found here.