Citizens Police Academy

The UNH Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is an informational program designed to bring our community members information and demonstrations from campus, county, state and federal law enforcement professionals. Historically, the CPA has attracted students, staff and community members who are interested in a better understanding of the University Police and police work in general. Many of our graduates have gone on to become law enforcement professionals.

UNH Citizen’s Police Academy instructors, who represent a wide variety of law enforcement agencies, bring their education and experience to the program. Past presentations have included a bomb technician, police K-9, homeland security, a visit to the county jail and a certified polygraph examiner.   

Enrollment for the Spring 2021 Citizen's Police Academy is now open!  In order to enroll, you must complete the on-line application found here.

This 10 week academy will begin February 9, 2021 and be held virtually.  Anticipated presentations will be from our own personnel along with the NHSP EOD Unit, the Strafford County Attorney, Strafford County Sheriff, SHARPP, NH ACLU regarding the LEACT Commission and police reforms.  

For any questions regarding the Citizen's Police Academy, please contact Officer Jeffrey Butts, or call UNH Police at (603) 862-1427.


UNH Citizens Police Academy