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Fayetteville offers citizen's police academy

Posted February 25, 2013

— The Fayetteville Police Department is inviting interested residents to enroll in a 10-week Citizen's Police Academy.

The academy is designed to provide citizens with comprehensive information about police operations. Officials said they hope the academy will foster relationships with residents to help build a safer, more informed community.

The classes will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday, from April 16 to June 18.

Applications will be accepted through April 2.

To enroll or for more information, call Cathy Bell at 910-433-1903 or Sgt. William Holland at 910-433-1841.


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  • 82d Airborne Feb 27, 2013

    I applaud the city for trying to get the citizens involved rather than allowing everyone to sit back and be entitled to being safe, it is a job for all of us in our communitites, remember the old saying "It takes a village" these are our villages and if we do not act like we actually care about each other then we will go down in a heap as our children watch, I would be ashamed if I did nothing to help my neighborhood be safe, it only takes a phone call to the law when you see something out of place and no need to put yourself in any danger, you should know who lives on your street and you should know what your kids friends are up to as well as your own kids, it is up to us as a community to hold up to our promise to take care of our families, so get out there and stand a post for your kids if not for yourself.

  • 426X3 Feb 25, 2013

    C.O.P (Citizens On Patrol)

  • kbostrom Feb 25, 2013

    Did somebody watch the Police Acadamy movies?

  • ICTrue Feb 25, 2013

    Will it be held at Krispy Kreme? ...Kidding, don't anyone pop a blood vessel. Sounds like an ok idea. Do they teach them how to handle an assualt rifle?

  • jrfergerson Feb 25, 2013

    Seems that many counties are have a Citizens Academy, In fact, the Franklin County Sheriff's Dept. of North Carlina will begin will begin its next Citizens Academy on the 12th day of March 2013 at 6:00 pm and will be held at the Century Link Building in Youngsville, 14111 Capital Blvd.

    There is no preregistration required. All registrations will be completed the first evening of the event.
    For more information or questions please contact Sgt. Matt Tharrington at mtharrington@fcncso.org
    Please plan to attend and invite your neighbors as well!

  • mep Feb 25, 2013

    Well regulated militia perhaps?

  • gpink60 Feb 25, 2013

    Franklin County Sheriff's Department does the same type of thing every year. I highly recommend everyone going to any offered in their area.

  • MarvinsWife12 Feb 25, 2013

    I attended the Durham Citizen's Police Academy a few years ago and loved it. I encourage the citizens of Fayetteville to attend, you will learn so much about what your police really do and how dedicated they are.

  • Obamacare rises Feb 25, 2013

    They clearly need all the help they can get down there. Place is a war zone.