About the Academy
During this 12-week course, which meets 1 evening a week, citizens will talk with representatives of each unit and division in the department, including:
- Animal control
- Criminal investigations
- Patrol operations
- Traffic operations
- Youth services
In addition to classroom instruction, participants will have the opportunity to ride along with a patrol officer and to observe a live fire exercise with the department’s Special Response Team (SRT). A member of the traffic team will explain how officers evaluate people suspected of driving while impaired.
1. 21 years of age or older.
2. Be a resident or business owner within the Town of Apex (Preferred)
3. Applicants from outside of the Town of Apex may be considered for membership
with approval from Community Policing Officer, Captain, or Chief of Police
4. Have submitted to a background investigation.
5. Be a person who has no felony convictions.
6. Provide a copy of government issued identification (i.e. Driver License, Passport, etc.).
7. Submit the Release/Confidentiality Agreement.
8. Be a person who has not been convicted of a misdemeanor within one year of application for the
Citizens Police Academy (CPA) (minor traffic offenses may be excluded).
9. Be a United States Citizen.
10. Foreign nationals will be considered, provided the person is in the United States legally with the appropriate visa or other authorization, and is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations;
For more information or an application, contact the academy coordinator Sergeant Kevin Herring email at 919-249-3471.
Note: The citizens Police Academy is not intended to turn class members into certified police officers or reserve officers. Class members will have no police powers.