White House 2023 Citizens Police Academy Now Taking Applications

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They are taking applications for the 2023 Citizens Police Academy. A start date will be set in the next couple of weeks but is usually mid-February.


The purpose of the academy is to give citizens the opportunity to learn about police work in general and also gain insight into the White House Police Department’s daily operations and programs. The Academy will be held on Monday nights from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. for eight weeks. The classes are open to citizens 18 years of age and older and will meet at the White House Police Department at 303 North Palmers Chapel Rd. White House, Tennessee 37188. The class size is limited to 20 participants.

Course Curriculum subject to change:

• Criminal Law
• Crime Prevention
• Recruitment/Training
• Patrol Procedures
• DUI Enforcement
• K-9/Narcotics Interdiction
• Emergency Response
• Communications
• Neighborhood Watch
• Media/Public Relations
• Firearms
• Criminal Investigations
• Crime Scene Processing
• Community Relations
• Special Services and Programs
• Youth Safety Programs
• D.U.I. Enforcement
• Emergency Management/Preparedness

The Academy is not designed to make participants certified police officers, nor does it give the graduates authority to act as police officers. The focus of the curriculum is to provide an informative overview of the fundamentals of police operations and community crime prevention. This two-way communication will certainly be an effective and successful way to build a partnership between the community and the police department.

If you are interested in attending the next Citizen’s Academy and would like an application, they are available for pick-up at the White House Police Department, or for an online application, go to www.cityofwhitehouse.com and click on Citizen Police Academy Application. If you would like more information on this program, please contact Sgt. Eric M Enck at 615-672-4903 at the White House Police Department.