Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy

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.

***January 31, 2018 Update****  The Spring 2018 Citizen's Police Academy has reached maximum enrollment, no additional applications will be accepted.  If you missed out on this session, please check back in December 2018 when enrollment begins for the Spring 2019***

******November 8, 2017 ***UPDATE****

The next Citizen's Police Academy will be held during the 2018 Spring Semester; sessions begin on February 5, 2018 and end on April 30, 2018, however there will not be a meeting on March 12 (Spring Break).  This is a 12 week program and is held at the UNH Police Department, 18 Waterworks rd, Durham on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.  There will be occasional field trips and excursions at other locations, but transportation is not required.  Enrollment is open! Click the link above to apply.  If you have any further questions, contact Sgt. Frank Weeks at 603-862-1427 or by email at .


UNH Citizens Police Academy