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Posted on: August 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Cornelius Police Citizen's Academy

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The Cornelius Police Department will now be accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Citizens Academy.  The Fall class will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 3rd through November 12th, with the exception of one Saturday class. All classes will be held at the Cornelius Police Department from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. 

The purpose of the Cornelius Police Citizens Academy is to enhance communications between the public and law enforcement personnel. The Academy will provide citizens with specific opportunities to participate in day to day police operations; thus helping to build support from the public and stronger police-citizen partnerships. 

Topics Covered:

  • Police Administration & Management
  • Recruiting and Training
  • Legal Consideration
  • Arrest Techniques
  • Tour of Mecklenburg County Intake
  • Police Communications
  • Patrol Techniques
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Firearms Training
  • Community Policing


  • Must pass a background check
  • Cannot miss more than 3 classes
  • Active participation
  • Have fun!

All applications MUST be returned either directly to the Police Department or they can be mailed to: 

Cornelius Police Department, Attn: Corporal Graham Smith, PO BOX 399, Cornelius, NC 28031

To Apply: Citizen's Academy Application

For questions or more information, contact Corporal Graham Smith at 704-892-1363. 

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