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Register now for Citizens Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy registration is open now

NEWTON, N.C. – Your chance to get an insider’s look at the Newton Police Department is here. Residents of Newton are invited to register for the city’s Citizens Police Academy.

The academy will run 6-8 p.m. for seven consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 21 and ending June 2.

“We’re pleased to offer the Citizens Police Academy again this year,” Newton Police Chief Don Brown said. “It’s an opportunity for our citizens to go behind the scenes, get to know their officers better, and learn what’s involved in the day-to-day for their police department.”

The city’s free program offers residents a chance learn about police department services and operations. The academy is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged but is not required.

The session dates and topics are:

» April 21 – Introduction (Chief Don Brown, Maj. Tim Hayes, Capt. Michael Sullivan and Lt. David Sigmon)
» April 28 – Support Services (Maj. Tim Hayes)
» May 5 – Patrol Duties (Lt. Dan Harris)
» May 12 – Investigations and Narcotics (Sgt. Spencer Cline and Sgt. David Coffman)
» May 19 – Animal Control and Code Enforcement (Officer Jeff Miller and Officer Jon Raines)
» May 26 – Firearms (Capt. Michael Sullivan)
» June 2 – Graduation

All sessions will be at the police training complex at 2427 North Ashe Ave. Upon completion of the course, students may ride along with an officer for a total of eight hours.

Participants are required to register by April 14. Registration forms are available here. For more information, email Capt. Michael Sullivan at