The next Citizen's Police Academy will be held March 11th, 2017 at the Carrboro Police Department from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
The Carrboro Police Department held it's first Citizen's Police Academy on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. This academy was designed and implemented by officers of the Carrboro Police Department's Patrol Division, Community Services Division and Criminal Investigations Division. The Citizen's Police Academy covered a variety of topics including: the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the operations of each division of the Police Department, a Department tour, a vehicle and tools demonstration, several scenario training exercises and a K-9 demonstration.
The goal of the Citizen's Police Academy is to provide citizens of the Town of Carrboro a chance to get an up close and personal look at the Police Department that protects and serves them. Learning how police officers conduct their jobs on a daily basis will help foster greater understanding, cooperation and communication.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Participants for the Spring 2017 Citizen's Police Academy should meet the following conditions:
Be a citizen of the Town of Carrboro, attend school in the Town of Carrboro or own, operate or be employed by a business located in the Town of Carrboro.
Be at least 18 years of age as of March 11th, 2016.
Have never been arrested for a violent misdemeanor, any felony or any crime that includes domestic violence.
Be able to walk several hundred yards over uneven terrain, navigate stairs and handle some physical exertion.
Any person who meets these conditions may apply by clicking HERE.
A limited background check will be conducted on all submitted applications.
Only 12 applicants will be accepted; applications must be submitted on or before 5 P.M. / 1700 hrs on February 20th, 2017. Participants will be notified February 24th, 2017 if their applications have been selected.
QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS?
For questions, comments, concerns or additional information, contact:
Sergeant D. M. Deshaies, Community Services Division
Or, select the "In Need To..." link on the left side of this page and submit a question under the "Ask an Officer" section of the website.