Apply Now: 2018 Spring Community Police Academy

Come learn what it's like to be a Guardian of the Hill!

Post Date:03/08/2018 3:54 PM

Participants in the Fall 2017 Community Police Academy
practiced swabbing evidence to check for blood. (The

evidence and blood samples were synthetic.)

Come learn what it’s like to be a Guardian of the Hill.

The Chapel Hill Police Department will host its Spring Community Police Academy beginning Thursday, April 12, 2018.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 30, 2018.  The Community Police Academy is an action-packed, two-day event providing community members with an “inside look” at how their police department functions. The Academy is designed to increase understanding and awareness of the role of the Chapel Hill Police Department and the day-to-day life of a police officer through computer simulated “hands-on” activities and engaging discussions. It will also provide an opportunity for community members to meet and talk with officers and members of police administration.

Participants will experience:

  • Exercises simulating real police scenarios (computer simulations)
  • Officer equipment demonstrations 
  • Arrest procedures
  • Use of force discussions
  • Social/mental health issues 
  • Citizen complaints/Internal Affairs
  • Police Canine (K9) program demonstrations
  • Investigations
  • Special Emergency Response Capabilities
  • …and more

The Community Police Academy is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. 

Anyone wishing to attend the Community Police Academy must complete an application by visiting

Sgt. Perry explained what present-day police cruisers look like
and the equipment they hold.

Officer Belcher performed a K-9 demonstration with K-9 Ace.












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