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Signup Has Started for Fall Citizens' Police Academy

Post Date:07/27/2017 6:29 PM

The Garner Police Department is now accepting applications for the fall Citizens’ Police Academy. The classes start Sept. 12 and will run for 10 weeks. It will be a midday class on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The Citizens’ Police Academy is your opportunity to learn how our Police Department works, meet officers who work in your community and learn more about what it means to be a police officer in Garner today.

The goal of the academy is to build relationships between officers and the community through better understanding of officers' jobs and functions. It also provides a forum for feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Each week, one or more topics will be discussed by members of the department. Participants will have opportunities for hands-on practical exercises where appropriate. 

Residents interested in the academy can go to the Police Services page to fill out an application. For additional information, please email Sgt. Sophia Sandlin at

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