Registration is underway for the 27th session of the Citizens Police Academy, which will take place from September 15 through November 17. The academy will be held at the Sheriff’s Office every Tuesday between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and is free of charge. The deadline to apply is July 15.
The program is available to Hanover residents, business owners, or employees who are at least 21 years of age. Applicants must be willing to submit to a background check. Class size is limited and applicants will be selected on a first-come, first-accepted basis.
Those interested are urged to download an application, which needs to be notarized, at http://www.hanovercounty.gov/SO/Citizens_Police_Academy_Application.pdf, or contact Mrs. Lisa Hancock at (804) 365-6825 for an application or additional information.
The academy is designed to give participants an inside look into the law enforcement operations of the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to develop positive and productive relationships with the citizens in our community. The training includes visual presentations, question-and-answer sessions, tours, and a variety of practical exercises.
To date, more than 600 citizens have graduated from the academy since it was first offered in 1995. For additional information about this program, please visit our website at: http://www.hanovercounty.gov/Sheriff/Citizens-Police-Academy.