Monday, February 25, 2019

Citizens Police Academy begins March 2. Application Deadline 2/28/19

The Nashville Police Department is pleased to announce that the spring session of our popular Citizen Police Academy will begin Tuesday, March 5.  Nashvillians interested in learning about the inner workings and law enforcement strategies of their police department are cordially invited to apply for this FREE 12-week course.  This will be the 42nd session of the CPA since the program began in 1995.
          Classes will be held on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. through May 23rd (graduation will be on a Thursday night) at the MNPD Training Academy, 2715 Tucker Road.  Because class size is limited, interested persons are urged to apply nowThe deadline for applications is 5 p.m. February 28.
          Participants will learn about police work through the perspective of a variety of guest speakers, including members of the police department’s specialized components.  Topics will include gangs, narcotics enforcement, domestic violence, traffic/DUI enforcement, internet crimes, emergency preparedness, crime prevention and the judicial process.  There will also be a tour of the Emergency Communications Center and a demonstration by the Aviation, Canine and Mounted Units.
          “The Citizen Police Academy provides a unique view of this department and Nashville’s law enforcement professionals,” Chief Steve Anderson said.  “We work to make classes interesting and fun for all participants.  Class members will come away each week with knowledge about police work that they didn’t have before.”
          Each applicant should commit to attending at least 9 of the 12 sessions, be a Davidson County resident/business owner at least 21years old, and have no arrest record (excluding minor traffic violations).  While completion of the course gives citizens an understanding of the workings of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, it does not make a participant a certified law enforcement officer, nor is it designed to train citizens to perform law enforcement duties.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet by logging onto

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