Huntsville Police accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

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If you’ve ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look into how a police department operates, the Citizens Police Academy is for you.

The next session with the begins on October 7, with applications accepted until Sept. 27. The ten-week course meets every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and features classroom presentations and interactive instruction by Huntsville Police Training and Command staff members.

Topics covered include:

  • Structure of the Huntsville Police Department
  • Civil and Criminal Law
  • Community Policing
  • Precinct Operation
  • Communications (911 Center)
  • Use of Force
  • K-9
  • SWAT
  • Domestic Violence
  • Narcotics/Gangs

To participate, you must be at least 19 years old; a resident, college student, or business owner in the City of Huntsville; and have no prior felony convictions, outstanding warrants, or 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.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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