Newport News looking for Citizen Police Academy applicants

The Newport News Police Department (NNPD) is seeking applicants for its next Citizen Police Academy, beginning February 20 and running through May 7, according to a press release.

City officials say the academy provides an opportunity for citizens to learn firsthand about police operations through a series of lectures, field trips and simulated activities.

Sessions are typically held Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be a Newport News resident, business owner, employed in the city or be connected to Newport News in some way. 

Participants are required to undergo a background check.  

Applications are due by January 30. For additional information and to apply, visit the NNPD’s Citizen Police Academy webpage.

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