University Police Department offers Citizens Police Academy

The University Police Department in February will begin offering to the University community the Citizens Police Academy, which consists of a nine-part series of weekly presentations on a wide variety of topics.  The learning opportunity is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees.

Registration is available through the Professional Development Center.  The first session will be held Feb. 15.

Each session will be held at the University Police Department in Alumni Hall, Room 104. Several members of the department will participate in the academy.

Police Sgt. Lesia Finney said the “overall goal of the academy is to improve police and community interaction.”

Those who attend the sessions will gain insight into police department’s daily functions and responsibilities.

Topics to be presented include: executive staff responsibilities, records and technology, administration/financial/budget, rape aggression defense, community-oriented policing, events/security/detectives division, communications 911 center/emergency manager, patrol division/evidence/property management and victim advocacy, graduation ceremony.

People who attend five sessions will receive a graduation certificate.

Contact information:

  • Robin McNeill:
  • Lesia Finney: