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Posted on: June 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] FVPD Accepting Applications for the Citizen's Police Academy

We are excited to announce that we are offering our Fourth Session of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy! The goal of the CPA is to enhance the relationship between the police department and the community, resulting in a better understanding of what the community can expect from the officers and employees who serve them and the services they provide in the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the "behind the scenes" of policing, the "why" police do what they do, and receive answers to questions you may have. Hands-on activities, demonstrations, and informational conversations are included in the course. Each student receives a FVPD CPA t-shirt and a certificate of completion.

The session starts on August 5, 2021 and runs through October 7, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Police Department. The course is a 10-week program that offers citizens a unique view of how police officers perform their duties and serve their community. The course involves meeting once a week on Thursday evenings. Instructors are employees of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department. Graduation will occur on October 7, 2021. Classes are held at the Fuquay-Varina Police Department.

Topics discussed during the program include but are not limited to: Mission/Structure, Recruiting, Hiring, Training, 21st Century Policing, Community Policing, Facility Tour, Motor Vehicle Law, Traffic Enforcement, Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Domestic Violence/Child Crimes, Traffic Stops, DWI Detection, Use of Force, Professional Standards, School Resource Officer, Firearms Safety, Criminal Investigations and Evidence, Fraud Investigations, Crime Prevention, and a K-9 Presentation. The final week includes a graduation and recognition program.

Requirements of the program:
* Must be at least 18 years of age
* A criminal history check will be conducted
* Complete an application - incomplete applications will be rejected
* Must complete the program in its entirety for graduation
* Town residents receive priority
* Limited seating available - 20 seats
* No application fee or cost for participants.

Graduates of the program are also involved in volunteer opportunities with the Police Department throughout the year. We will also be scheduling "Advanced Citizen Police Academy" mini seminars for past graduates of the program.
To receive an application to apply for the FVPD Citizen's Police Academy, contact Lt. Chris Gathman at cgathman@fuquay-varina.org. Once completing an application, applications may be hand delivered or emailed to the Fuquay-Varina Police Department for processing. If you have questions about the program, please contact Lt. Chris Gathman (919)552-1434.

Seats are limited so return your application quickly!

Note: This is not a "Citizen's On Patrol" program. The CPA program is designed to educate the public about the role of law enforcement and to learn about your police department in the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

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