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Apply: Cornelius Police Citizens Academy

July 26. The Cornelius Police Dept. is accepting applications for the Fall 2023 Citizens Academy which launches on Sept. 5.

The academy, which is designed to enhance communications between the public and law enforcement, will be held each 6-9 pm Tuesday through November, with the exception of one Saturday class.


Police Administration & Management
Recruiting and Training
Legal Consideration
Arrest Techniques
Police Communications
Patrol Techniques
Criminal Investigations
Firearms Training
Community Policing

Students must pass a background check and can’t miss more than three classes.


Mail applications to: Cornelius Police Dept. Attn: Corporal Graham Smith, PO BOX 399, Cornelius, NC 28031