The Citizen's Police Academy provides an opportunity for citizens to learn firsthand about police operations. Through a series of lectures, field trips, and simulated activities, citizens are provided training similar to that of an actual police officer. The Academy is 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.
The academy will run for nine consecutive weeks typically on Tuesday nights between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Unless otherwise specified, classes are conducted at the Police Department's training facility. Some off-site visits are made to other relevant locations.
The course instruction will be administered by police department personnel. The curriculum includes an overview of police operations and organization, introduction to community oriented policing, patrol functions, criminal investigations, narcotics and many other aspects of the department.
Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age, reside or work in the Town of Lexington, and pass a criminal history background check. Each class will be limited to a maximum of twenty students and a minimum of ten students. Applications may be downloaded here, completed and returned for consideration. Contact Corporal Cameron Mortenson for more information at 803-358-1504 or