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The Citizen Police Academy is a community-oriented program that offers participants the chance to learn more about how the City of Morganton Department of Public Safety operates. The goal of the Academy is to open lines of communication between the residents and the Public Safety Department so that participants are better-informed about what the police profession entails.

ps cpa logoWe believe that the participants that graduate from our Citizen Police Academy will have a greater insight as to the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a law enforcement officer and firefighter. Graduates will also have an increased understanding of the difficulties facing today‚Äôs law enforcement officer and firefighter. In addition, graduates will learn how our agency has managed both operations since 1976.

Academy Topics

  • Department Tour
  • DUI, Pursuit Driving, Traffic Law & Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Recruitment/Selection
  • Arrest, Search & Seizure
  • Patrol Division Operations'
  • Use of Force/Firearms & Scenarios
  • TASER Basics
  • SWAT
  • K-9
  • Fire Prevention & Education
  • Crime Prevention
  • Narcotics/Gangs 

Who can Attend?

Anyone who is at least 21 years of age, and has an interest in law enforcement and fire fighting. City residents have first preference. 

Applications

If you are interested in participating in the academy, please complete and return an application by the deadline for the next session. Completed applications can be emailed, mailed, or dropped off at Public Safety headquarters in the lobby, or returned by mail.


Mail to:

Morganton Department of Public Safety
Attention: Capt. Keith Bowman
304 S. College St., Morganton, NC 28655

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For more information, contact Captain Keith Bowman at 828-432-2696, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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