Nags Head Citizen’s Police Academy taking applications

By on August 23, 2017

The Town of Nags Head’s Police Department is accepting applications for its third Citizens Police Academy, which begins Sept. 19. 

The program is designed to increase transparency and enhance understanding between the community and the police. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the philosophy, policies and guiding principles of local law enforcement, and the ethical conduct requirements that govern police services in the community.

Participants will meet each Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. for eight weeks beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19. Citizens who enroll will learn about a variety patrol procedures, criminal investigation procedures, and community policing, along with other topics.


In addition, participants will tour Dare County’s Detention Center and new Communications Center, and watch K-9 demonstrations.

The application period will close at 5 p.m. Sept. 12. Enrollment is limited to citizens who are at least 21 years of age. Priority will be given to Nags Head residents and business owners; however, everyone is welcome to apply and participate. There is no fee for the program, although the department requests that applicants be committed to participating for its duration.

Applications may be picked up at the Police Department on the first floor of Nags Head’s Town Hall, 5401 South Croatan Highway. In addition, the application is available online at Town of Nags Head.

Call Nags Head Police at (252) 441-6386 for more information.

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