Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy
Posted on 07/18/2019
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**Update 09/03/19- The Class is Full. No more applications are being accepted**

The Hampden Township Police Department Citizens Police Academy is being offered this fall beginning September 18th and running through November 13th .  This nine week course walks the participants through a host of police related issues, law and challenges which our officers face every day. The sessions will provide an opportunity for the participants to try out a variety of police duties such as crash investigation, shoot/don’t shoot scenarios, forensics and crime scene analysis

The classes will be held at the township building on Wednesday nights beginning on September 18th and ending on November 13th.  Each evening the class will begin at 6:30 and go until roughly 10pm.  The classes will involve some classroom discussion and then usually followed by an activity or exercise related to the classroom topic. There is limited physical activity and participants are asked to engage in activities to their comfort level.

The class is open to township residents or business owners who are 18 years of age or older. Some consideration will be given to high school students who participate with a parent. Class size is limited to 20 people and participants are asked to commit to attending all of the sessions.  Those attending accepted to the class will be subjected to a limited background check to ensure their compatibility with the program.

There is no cost for the program.

Those interested in applying should submit an email to and include their name, address, telephone number, age (to determine eligibility for the class), your willingness to commit to attending all of the sessions and your willingness to submit to  a limited background check.

Applications need to be received no later than September 11, 2019.  Applicants will be advised of their enrollment and will be contacted with further instructions by Chief Junkin.

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