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 next Citizen's Police Academy will be held during the 2018 Spring Semester. This is a 12 week program and is typically held at the UNH Police Department, 18 Waterworks rd, Durham. There will be occasional field trips and excursions at other locations, but transportation is not required. Once enrollment has opened, a link will be found here to apply. If you have any further questions, contact Sgt. Frank Weeks at 603-862-1427 or by email at Francis.Weeks@unh.edu .