The Citizens Police Academy is an informational program designed to assist our community members in understanding what their police department role is in the community. Historically, it has attracted students and staff interested in a better understanding of the University Police and police work in general. It has especially attracted students from the Justice Works program interested in a police career or work in a police related vocation.
The program consists of police officers teaching various law enforcement topics, hands-on experiences and related field excursions. There is a ride-along program where participants accompany officers on their normal duty shifts in the cruiser. There is no yelling, no push-ups and no written exams. Many of our graduates have gone onto become police officers.
The program takes place during the spring semester at the UNH Police station located at 18 Waterworks Road.