What is the purpose of the Academy?

Participants will gain knowledge of the training received by the officers of the Winston­-Salem Police Department, and a better understanding of the policies and procedures that govern their actions. Also the Department will gain a better perspective of the issues that are important to the citizens.

The Academy is not designed to train participants to become police officers. If you are interested in a career as a police officer, please contact our Recruiting Unit.

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1. What is the purpose of the Academy?
2. Is there a charge for this program?
3. What are the minimum requirements for attending the Citizen's Police Academy?
4. What is included in the background check?
5. How often is the Citizen Police Academy offered?
6. How do I apply for the Citizen's Police Academy?
7. Where do I park?
8. Do I have to be in good physical shape? (Are there weight or height requirements? Do I have to run or jump, etc.?)
9. Who teaches the classes?
10. What type of a grade must I maintain? Is there any homework?
11. Will I be dropped from the class if I have to miss some classes?
12. Is it possible to ride along with an officer during their shift?