If “feel what it’s like to get Tased by cops” is in your 2016 resolutions, you’ve got only a day to wait to respond to the Eagan Police Department’s solicitation for its Citizens Academy.
The department runs its academy once a year in March and has been posting on social media that the registration period opens on Tuesday.
The first 25 who respond — and pass a background check — will also ride along with an officer for 4 hours on the mean streets of Eagan.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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