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Registration opens for April Citizens’ Police Academy

By Randy Bell

Registration opens for April Citizens’ Police Academy
Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman has announced another session of the popular Citizens’ Police Academy, which will be held in the evenings from April 22 through April 27 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, and with ride-alongs set for Friday. Ride-along times will be scheduled individually by each participant.
The Citizens’ Police Academy is designed to give participants an in-depth look at how Clinton police operate.

The curriculum includes an introduction of CPD command staff; a history of the department; information about the dispatch center, operations, jail, booking and administration; explanations on how to become a police officer; discussions about crime prevention and awareness; exploration of the various divisions and units of the CPD; and firearms safety and the Boondocks Firearms Training Academy and facilities.

The course is open to anyone older than 18 and requires a background check by the department.

Participants in the program will become more informed about the patrol division, school resource officer unit, crisis negotiations team, warrants division, criminal investigations division, narcotics unit, unmanned aerial vehicle squadron, special weapons and tactical team, and the explosive ordinance unit.

Registration opens for April Citizens’ Police Academy

Applications to the program can be found online at

For more information, contact Lt. Michael Kelly at or at 601-924-5252.

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