May 20, 2016
Seventeen people graduated from the inaugural Citizens Police Academy held this past spring semester by the University Police Department.
Following a successful first effort at the program, the University Police Department is making plans for more opportunities next fall and spring for members of the Wake Forest community to participate in the academy. Details will be announced at a later date.
The academy was created to give the campus community an opportunity to gain insight into the daily functions and responsibilities of University law enforcement personnel. The overall goal is to improve police and community interactions. The hope of of the department is that graduates will share knowledge they gained with others.
In the spring, sessions were presented on executive staff responsibilities, records and technology, administrative/financial/budget matters, Rape Aggressive Defense (RAD), community oriented policing, events/security, detective division, communications 911 center/emergency manager, patrol division.
Participants received a graduation certificate if they attended six of 10 sessions.