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Citizens' Police Academy

The Huntersville Police Department Citizens' Academy is a 5-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 Avenue. In keeping with our organizational values “Honor, Professionalism and Dedication to Duty”, the Huntersville Police Department’s Citizens' 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 Citizens' Police Academy is intended to be an interactive program involving participants in “hands on” activities.

The Academy is held without cost to the participants. When a new program is announced for enrollment, each participant must complete an application, which can be obtained by visiting our web site or by emailing Sergeant Brad Habenicht. All applications should be completed and submitted to the Huntersville Police Department by the designated deadline. 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, please contact Sergeant Brad Habenicht at 704-464-5359 or by e-mail at

The Mission of the Huntersville Police Department through a Community Policing Partnership, is to improve the quality of life and provide a sense of safety and security in our community, through the delivery of outstanding services with the highest standards of Honor, Professionalism and Dedication to Duty.

Additional information can be found in the most recent media release.