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Applications now Being Accepted for Greensboro Police Citizens’ Academy

Post Date:11/08/2018 5:00 PM

The Greensboro Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2019 Police Citizens’ Academy, and is encouraging anyone who wants to make a difference in their community to apply.

Designed to be hands-on and interactive, the Academy’s 13 sessions include demonstrations, practical exercises, and ample time for questions and answers. Senior GPD employees will cover topics including: problem-oriented policing, Constitutional law, forensic services, special teams, and patrol operations. Participants will also ride along with GPD officers, undergo the challenge of a simulated field encounter using the Firearms Training System, and learn about police defensive tactics. 

“The Greensboro Police Citizens’ Academy is just the start of our relationship with the residents who participate in the program,” said Chief of Police Wayne Scott. “We want our graduates to take what they have learned to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. And, we want our alumni to continue a long-term partnership with GPD to share responsibility and resources to make our city safer.”

The Greensboro Police Citizens’ Academy meets every Thursday beginning February 7, 2019, and concludes with a graduation ceremony on May 9, 2019. Eligible Greensboro residents over the age of 18 can apply for the Academy online. Applications will be accepted through December 7.

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