The Citizen's Police Academy provides residents the opportunity to learn about police operations. Through a series of lectures, field trips and simulated activities, citizens are prvided training similar to that of an actual police officer. The Academy if of benefit to the community and the department because it builds relationships and creates a cadre of citizens who are better informed about the reality of police work.
Nicholasville police personnel conduct the classes on Thursday nights for 12 weeks from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Program graduates may become members of the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association. Most classes are conducted at Lockmaster's, located at 1014 S. Main Street. Some off-site visits are made to other relevant locations.
A sample curriculum follows:
To become a Citizen's Police Academy Cadet, applicants must be:
To apply, simply submit the Citizen's Police Academy Application to the NPD, Community Services Division, 510 North Main Street at any time and you will be notified regarding your acceptance and the next available session.
For additional information, contact Community Services:
Nicholasville Police Department
510 North Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356