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Citizens Police Academy

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The Citizens Police Academy is your opportunity to learn how our police department works, to meet officers who work in your community, and to learn more about what it means to be a police officer in Garner today. The goal of this academy is to build relationships between officers and the community through better understanding of our 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. You will have opportunities for hands-on practical exercises where appropriate.

Contact Sgt. Medlin at to confirm when the next academy will be held.
Who can attend? Here are the prerequisites:
Age 18 or older
Resident of Garner
No felony convictions
No misdemeanor convictions for one year
How long is the academy?
The academy is 10 weeks long, including graduation night.  
Does it cost me anything?
No. All participants will be given handouts as needed. No books or other materials are required.
Can I miss classes?
You may miss up to two classes and still receive a certificate of completion and graduate. All other participants will receive a certificate of participation.

How do I apply?

For further information or questions contact