The Newark Division of Police is now accepting
applications for its next Citizen Police Academy
program. Classes will take place on Wednesday evenings
from 6 to 9:30 pm beginning March 13, 2014. The
academy is a 10-week program that will enable
participants to experience firsthand how the Police
Division operates and performs the day-to-day business
of serving and protecting the citizens of the community.
The goal of the program is to give citizens an insider's
view of law enforcement, to dispel misconceptions, and
to increase police community rapport.
Instruction is provided by police officers and will
include such topics as vehicle stops, traffic
enforcement, crash investigations, criminal
investigations, firearms training, special operation
tactics and defensive tactics. Other areas to be covered
include search and seizure, canine handling, an overview
of the criminal justice system and more.
There is no cost for the program and a light meal will
be provided each week prior to the start of class. Class
size is limited to 20 people and participants must be 18
years of age or older. Preference will be given to
Newark residents and those working in Newark.
Participants must attend eight of the ten weeks to
receive a certificate. Background checks will be
conducted on all applicants.
Applications are available online at
are also available at Police Headquarters located at 39
S. Fourth Street. Completed applications must be
returned no later than February 15, 2014.