Campus News

UK Police Department Offers Citizen Police Academy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2010) — The University of Kentucky Police Department will offer the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) again during the spring semester. This free series of classes begins Jan. 12, 2011. Each class will meet every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 249 of the UK Student Center, with graduation on March 9. The CPA will include instruction in law, firearms, DUI detection, canine, and self-defense, as well as other police related training. Course material will be presented through lecture, audio-visual aids, and interactive scenarios.

Enrollment is based on a first come-first served basis and spaces are limited. The deadline to enroll is Jan. 5. More information about the Citizen Police Academy is available at where those interested can also follow the link to enroll. Enrollment for the CPA is also available on the UK Police Facebook site at

Participants must be: 18 years or older with no prior felony convictions; Prospective participants will be expected to complete a course application and submit to an electronic background check.

The mission of the Citizen Police Academy is to foster a more cohesive relationship between law enforcement officers and the campus community. Graduates will be able to share knowledge gained with others in the community, thereby helping others become more familiar with police practices.