I'm currently attending a Public Safety Citizen Academy. The mini-school runs for 7 weeks and covers such topics as fire operations and criminal investigations. It also includes a lecture from a local tribal police officer and a tour of the county jail.
Last week I learned that of the 14 public safety officers my city has, zero are women. These peace officers are cross-trained as EMTs-firefighters-officers.
So far it's a laid-back and informative academy, and the director encourages photos and questions.
In the photo: Holding cells