Hampden Township Citizen Police Academy

The Hampden Township Police Department will once again conduct its Citizens' Police Academy this fall. The Academy classes are conducted at the Police Department once a week for eight weeks from September through November. The course syllabus includes instruction and scenario based training on various aspects of law enforcement.

Objectives include:

  • An overview of the criminal justice system
  • DUI and its enforcement
  • Firearms safety, use of force and defensive tactics
  • Patrol procedures, traffic stops, speed enforcement and officer safety
  • Criminal investigations
  • Forensics
  • Domestic crimes, custody disputes and missing children
  • The various roles of the Judicial system
  • The role of the Victim's Advocate

Hampden Township residents and business owners who are interested in this program, or have questions, should contact the police department via email police@hampdentownship.us or call 717-761-2609 during normal business hours. There is no fee for this program. The program will not be held unless we have a minimum of 15 participants, but no more than 20 participants.

For additional information, visit our Facebook page or look for the article in the Township's Newsletter.

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