Citizens Police Academy to be offered by City Police

August 06, 2009

The Hagerstown Police Department will hold a Citizens Police Academy, open to all citizens who either live or work in Washington County. 

The classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will continue on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  

Class graduation will be Tuesday, Nov. 10.   

There will be three Saturday sessions covering community emergency response training, firearms training simulator at Kaplan College and a day at the firearms range. 

Participants must be at least 18 years old and sign a release form to conduct a criminal background check, which is required. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along with members of the patrol division. Other opportunities to volunteer with the Hagerstown Fire Police and the Citizens on Patrol will be discussed.  


The classes are free.

For an application, stop by the Hagerstown Police Department Lobby at 50 N. Burhans Blvd. in Hagerstown, or call Officer Gerard Kendle at 301-790-3700, ext. 308.

 Classes include:

o A look at uniformed patrol

o Civilian emergency response training

o Firearms training simulator

o Investigations, narcotics and gangs.

o The multiple divisions in law enforcement, including K-9, SRT, forensics, DUI enforcement and others.

o Volunteer opportunities within the police department.



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