Superintendent Shaun Ferguson is inviting residents to take an inside look at the New Orleans Police Department by joining the NOPD Citizens Police Academy (CPA).
Individuals that are interested in joining the CPA will have an opportunity to learn more about the NOPD and the criminal justice system in a fun and interactive setting.
The CPA is a seven week program that will take place on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. through 12 p.m. on the dates of June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6 and July 13 at various NOPD facilities.
Participants will learn more about community policing, patrol duties, new technologies used by the NOPD, specialized divisions, crime lab and much more.
Food and beverages will be served during each session and a closing ceremony will be held at the end of the training experience.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and a resident of New Orleans. Anyone that is interested in joining the NOPD Citizens Police Academy should complete the application online by visiting https://nola.gov/nopd/community-services/citizen-s-police-academy/. Space is limited.
If anyone has any additional questions regarding the Citizens Police Academy, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 504-658-5590.