Raleigh Police to Hold First Citizens Police Academy

News posted Feb. 24, 2017 - 2:30 pm
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Updated, 3/10/17:
The Application Period for the First Citizens Police Academy Has Closed

Please read below to learn more about the Citizens Police Academy.

Original post, 2/24/17:
Raleigh Police Accepting Applications for First Citizens Police Academy

The Raleigh Police Department will accept applications for the 2017 Citizens Police Academy beginning Feb. 27. The program is designed to increase transparency and enhance understanding between the community and the police. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the philosophy, policies and guiding principles of law enforcement, and the ethical conduct requirements that govern police services in our community.

Participants will meet each Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. for ten weeks beginning April 6. Citizens who enroll will learn about a variety of topics including constitutional law and arrest, search and seizure, non-biased policing, investigative case review, youth services, drug recognition, crisis intervention as well as a reality-based training demonstration.

The application period will close at 5 p.m. on March 10. Enrollment is limited to citizens who are at least 21 years of age. Those who live or work in the city of Raleigh are encouraged to apply. There is no fee for the program; however, the Department requests that applicants be committed to participating for its duration.

Watch Citizens Police Academy video spot on YouTube.

For more information, contact

  • Sherry Hunter, Police Training Director, 919-996-1586
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