Applications being accepted for Police Academy

Greenville – The Greenville Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy scheduled to start September 14, 2009. The deadline to submit an application is September 1st.

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to teach citizens how the Greenville Police Department operates through attendance at 10 classes held on Monday evenings.

The classes cover topics in Communications/911, Patrol Operations, Crime Prevention, Narcotics, Tactical Unit, K-9, DWI Procedures, Family Violence, and Criminal Investigation/Crime Scene. Students will also get to "ride along" with an Officer. Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on participation.

The Citizens' Police Academy is free of charge and open to anyone who lives or works in Greenville and is at least 21 years of age. Proof of valid automobile insurance and medical insurance is required to attend.

Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy may join other past graduates in the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA). The CPAAA works with the Greenville Police Department through volunteering, special projects, and events.

The Greenville Citizens Police Academy has graduated 427 members from 26 classes.

Applications are available at the Greenville Police and Courts Building, located at 3000 Lee Street or at the Municipal Building, located at 2821 Washington Street. You may also receive an application by mail by calling 903-457-2998. Applications are also available online at Application deadline is September 1st.