SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse Police Department will host a civilian police academy to educate people about law enforcement.

The Post-Standard reports the department will host the three-day event from April 3 to April 5 at the Public Safety Building. Police say the event is aimed at improving community relations.

Attendees will learn about police authority and use of force. There will also be a discussion about recent police shootings.

The department has invited local leaders, school officials and activists.


Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com