University Police Department offers Citizens Police Academy in 2020

The University Police Department will begin offering the Citizens Police Academy to the University community in January.

The academy consists of a series of weekly presentations on a wide variety of topics from January through March. It is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees.

“The police department created the academy as an opportunity for Wake Forest community members to gain insight into the daily functions and responsibilities of the department and those who serve in the department,” said Derri Stormer, a major in the University Police Department.

She added that “graduates will be able to share knowledge gained with others in the community, thereby helping others associated with Wake Forest become more familiar with the University Police Department.”

Some of the topics to be discussed will include community policing, firearms safety, communications, events and record keeping.

The nine meetings of the academy will take place in Alumni Hall, Room 166.  All are at noon to 1 p.m. on the scheduled days.  Lunch will be provided.

A graduation certificate will be presented to participants who attend five sessions.

Online registration is available through the Professional Development Center.  The full schedule is available there, too.