What’s it like to be a police officer? Find out at the Citizens Police Academy


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department is offering a chance for you to learn what it’s like to be an officer.

WPD is hosting a Citizen Police Academy during the month of August. Classes are one night a week for four weeks, followed by a graduation.

The session starts on Monday, August 7. It runs from 6-8 p.m. at Wilmington Police Department headquarters at 615 Bess Street.

The academy is completely free; however, you must be 18 or older, complete a personal history and pass a criminal history check.

Students will learn information about criminal investigations, narcotics, local gangs, SABLE, K9 units and more.

Register here or call the Crime Prevention Office at (910) 343-3945.

The deadline to register is July 27 and space is limited.

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