The department is now accepting online applications for its next virtual Community Police Academy that will run September 21 to October 21, 2021. See details below.
The Community Police Academy is the premier program for those wanting to know more about the operations of the Durham Police Department.
As is feasible during the year, either virtual or in-person academies may be offered. These academies provide first-hand knowledge and front-line experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about various divisions, such as Criminal Investigations and Forensics. Also, various hands-on activities such as the use of force simulator, will give participants the opportunity to be in the shoes of a police officer. The program begins with students meeting members of the executive command staff and concludes with a graduation ceremony for all students who meet the attendance requirements.
Durham County residents (ages 16 and up)
Durham business owners
Durham City and County government employees
Local, credentialed media representatives
Civilian Police Review Board members
Fall 2021 Program Details
Dates: September 21 to October 21, 2021
Online sessions will be held via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Some in-person sessions may be scheduled as feasible.
Applicants must successfully pass a background check to be enrolled.
To officially graduate from the academy participant(s) must attend at least 9 of the 10 sessions.
For more information about the Community Police Academy, call the Community Resource Unit at 919-560-4404.