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Citizens Police Academy

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 The Southern Connecticut State University Police Department is pleased to announce the sixth annual Citizens Police Academy, a program in which the campus community is invited to learn about the duties and responsibilities of the department.

The Academy began Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 (see schedule below). Each session will meet from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the Farnham Hall programming space.

Topics will include administration, Patrol Division procedures; Detective Division investigations and evidence collection; weapons; search and seizure; drug investigations; DUI; traffic enforcement; Connecticut laws; and much more.

Participants will have the opportunity for role playing and a ride-along on patrol with the university police officers.

The Academy is being offered at no cost to participants and is open to Southern students, faculty, and staff.

The dates for the Citizens Police Academy are as follows (all Wednesdays):

  • Feb. 21
  • Feb. 28
  • March 7
  • March 21
  • March 28
  • April 4
  • April 11
  • April 18

To receive an application for the program, or if you have any questions, call the Southern Police Detective Division at (203) 392-5417 or email