Morgantown Police Department accepting applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

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The Morgantown Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy.

This is a training program for citizens which focuses on the real world of law enforcement. Participants will experience firsthand the operations of the Morgantown Police Department. They will also learn about Morgantown Police Department policies and procedures, and how the courts and constitution affect officer’s decisions. 

Participants are required to be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the city of Morgantown. 

“They’ll learn everything from traffic stops, to how we do them, why we do them. They’ll see real life scenarios. We’ll put them in trainers with a video trainer where they’ll actually get to see and be able to respond to incidents in real time, like we would have to face with them,” said Chief Ed Preston of the Morgantown Police Department. 

Applications must be submitted no later than February 1. The class size is limited to eight participants. 

Applications can be downloaded here or picked up in person at the Morgantown Police Department located in the Public Safety Building at 300 Spruce Street. 

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