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Newton Citizens Police Academy

NEWTON, N.C. (March 4, 2016) – 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 Mondays beginning April 11 and ending May 23.

“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 11 – Introduction (Chief Don Brown, Maj. Tim Hayes, Capt. Michael Sullivan and Capt. Mark Beal)
» April 18 – Support Services (Maj. Tim Hayes)
» April 25 – Patrol Duties
» May 2 – Investigations and Narcotics (Sgt. Spencer Cline and Investigator Danny Jenkins)
» May 9 – Animal Control and Code Enforcement (Officer Brandon Norman and Officer Jon Raines)
» May 16 – Firearms (Capt. Michael Sullivan)
» May 23 – 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 return registration forms by April 4.

For more information, contact Newton Police Capt. Mark Beal at mbeal@newtonnc.gov.