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The Huntersville Police Department is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 6th Annual Citizen's Police Academy to take place in our NEW Police Facility.

The Academy is a 10-week program held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Huntersville Police Department located at 9630 Julian Clark Ave in the Huntersville Business Park. Classes will begin on Tuesday January 22nd 2013 and run for 10 consecutive weeks until Tuesday March 26th 2013.

In keeping with our organizational values “Honor, Professionalism and Dedication to Duty”, the Huntersville Police Department’s Citizen's Police Academy is designed to nurture public trust through informing our citizens of the crucial role the police department serves in the community.

The Academy is a community relations program and is not designed to train citizens to be police officers or to be our representatives; rather it gives the citizens a basic but realistic view of what the police really do. The Citizen’s Police Academy is intended to be an interactive program involving participants in “hands on” activities.

The Academy is held without cost to the participants. To enroll, each participant must complete an application which can be obtained by visiting the 2013 Citizen Police Academy page on the Huntersville Police Department's web site, or by emailing Sergeant Tom Seifert tseifert@huntersville.orgAll applications should be completed and submitted to the Huntersville Police Department by 5:00 p.m. on Friday January 11, 2013. The class size will be limited and if needed, a selection process will be used to balance the class.

Requirements for attending:
• You must live or work in the Town of Huntersville
• Be 18 years of age or older
• Must not have been convicted of, or have pending charges for any Felony Offense
• Must not have been convicted of, or have pending charges for any Misdemeanor Offense within the last two years.

For additional information, or to obtain an application, please contact Sergeant Tom Seifert by  e-mail at tseifert@huntersville.org.

Citizen’s Police Academy Schedule

Week One/January 22
• Welcome, Introduction, Program Overview Sgt Seifert
• Agency Profile Chief Potter ¾ hour
• Myths and Perceptions Deputy Chief Kee ½ hour
• Facility Tour Sgt. Seifert ¾ hour

Week Two/January 29
• Support Services Bureau Captain Graham ¾ hour
• Dispatch Center Information and Tour Sgt. Seifert 1 ¼ hour
•  Dispatch tour will be at CMPD

Week Three/February 5
• Field Services Division Capt. Richardson ¾ hour
• Crime Analysis Laura Rooks ½ hour
• Recruitment & Training and Standards Sgt. Medlin, Lt.Latza ¾ hour

Week Four/February 12
• General Investigations Sgt. Gardner ¾ hour
• Special Investigations Sgt. Freeston ¾ hour
• Crime Prevention Sgt. Seifert ½ hour

Week Five/February 19
• ID Fraud Det. Randazzo 1 hour
• Internet Crimes Det. Rojas 1 hour
Week Six/February 26
• SWAT Operations Lt. Latza 1hour Officer Hicks
• Hostage Negotiations Lt. Johnston 1hour
Officer Dunker

Week Seven/March 5
• Firearms Training Simulations Officer Hager, Sgt Seifert 1 hour
• Mock Crime Scene Det. Sprague, Randazzo 1 hour
* Location will be CPCC North Campus CPCC staff

Week Eight/March 12
• Crime Prevention Community Events, Programs Sgt. Seifert 1 hour
• School Resource Officer Program Officer Jones ½ hour
• DARE Program Officer Brunson ½ hour

Week Nine/March 19
• Traffic Safety Section Traffic Safety Officers 1 hour
• K-9 Operations Officer Abraham 1 hour
Officer Hager

Week Ten/March 26
• Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office 1 hour
• Graduation HPD STAFF

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