Citizen's Police Academy

The goal of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to give the students, faculty, and staff of NC State University the opportunity to get to know members of the police department, gain a better understanding of law enforcement practices, and see how police officers interact with the community. 

Participants will learn about and participate in classes and activities that include the following areas:

  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Domestic Violence Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Firearms Familiarization Training
  • Crime Prevention
  • Internal Affairs Investigations
  • Emergency Communications

The academy includes practical exercises that give the student the chance to perform traffic stops, take action to stop a heated domestic dispute, and fire real guns carried by the Officers of the NCSU Police Department in a controlled environment.

The academy is free, but class size is limited. It is preferred that the class be made up of an equal number of students and faculty/staff, but class distribution may vary depending on the make-up of the application pool.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is currently a Spring Semester event. Details on the latest Citizen’s Police Academy will be posted below.

2016 Citizen's Police Academy

If you would like to be emailed when we start accepting application for our 2016 Citizen's Police Academy, you can sign up to be notified at the link below:

If you have any questions you may email or call the Crime Prevention Unit at 919-515-5963.