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Applications Now Being Accepted for the Summer Session of the MNPD's Popular Citizen Police Academy



The Nashville Police Department is pleased to announce that the summer session of our popular Citizen Police Academy will begin Tuesday, June 11. Nashvillians interested in learning about the inner workings and law enforcement strategies of their police department are cordially invited to apply for this FREE 12-week course. This will be the 43rd session of the CPA since the program began in 1995.

Classes will be held on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. through August 27 at the Midtown Hills Precinct, 1441 12th Avenue South. Because class size is limited, interested persons are urged to apply now. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. June 3.

Participants will learn about police work through the perspective of a variety of guest speakers, including members of the police department’s specialized components. Topics will include gangs, narcotics enforcement, domestic violence, traffic/DUI enforcement, internet crimes, emergency preparedness, crime prevention and the judicial process. There will also be a tour of the Emergency Communications Center and a demonstration by the Aviation, Canine and Mounted Units.

“Members of the Citizen Police Academy will come away each week with knowledge about our department and law enforcement that they didn’t have before,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “We work to make classes interesting and fun for all participants.”

Each applicant should commit to attending at least 10 of the 12 sessions, be a Davidson County resident/business owner at least 21years old, and have no arrest record (excluding minor traffic violations). While completion of the course gives citizens an understanding of the workings of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, it does not make a participant a certified law enforcement officer, nor is it designed to train citizens to perform law enforcement duties. Applications can be submitted on the Internet by going to the Citizen Police Academy on