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Citizens Police Academy

Next Academy - Applications accepted until June 30th
with a projected start date of July 21, 2016.


The Huntsville Police Department Citizens Police Academy gives citizens first-hand information on how and why the Department operates, and examining the culture of police work and the organization. It provides an excellent opportunity for the citizens to interact with Department members.  The Citizens Police Academy is NOT an offer of employment, but a volunteer program to educate those respected members of our community who want to hear information on law enforcement and the Huntsville Police Department.

The Citizens Police Academy is a 9-week program that gives our community members first-hand information on the role of police officers in the Huntsville Police Department. The students meet every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program involves both classroom and interactive instruction.

Application for Citizens Police Academy

Some of the topics included are:
Structure of the Huntsville Police Department
Civil and Criminal Law
Community Policing
Precinct Operation
Communications (911 Center)
Use of Force
Domestic Violence

Participant Requirements
Must be at least 19 years of age
Be a resident, college student, or business owner in the City of Huntsville
No prior felony convictions

No outstanding warrants
No pending criminal cases

Cameras, recording devices, and weapons (regardless of whether you have a pistol permit) are prohibited while attending the Huntsville Citizens Police Academy.  In addition, attendees must wear appropriate attire and present a neat and clean appearance.  Business casual dress is mandatory.

Persons interested in attending the Huntsville Citizens Police Academy must submit an application at any Police Precinct or at the Huntsville Police Academy.  You may also download an application and mail it to the Huntsville Police Academy, 3011 B Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, Alabama, 35810.  For further information, contact the Huntsville Police Academy at 256-746-4409.  


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