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Henderson police accepting Citizens Academy applications

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Updated: 7/24/2014 7:45 am
HENDERSON – Henderson residents wanting to learn more about law enforcement and public safety now have the chance to enroll in the Henderson Police Department Citizens Academy. The goal of the program is to give citizens a unique insight into the life and training of a Henderson Police officer.

The next Citizens Academy will begin Aug. 26 and meet on 13 consecutive Tuesdays (excluding Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Main Police Station, 223 Lead St. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, July 31. Classes fill quickly and are limited to 20 participants. Participants may only miss one class.

During the program, citizens experience a condensed version of the actual police training academy. Some of the topics covered are: radio and communication training, community policing, use of force, gang enforcement, crime scene investigation, Taser demonstration, detention center procedures, K-9 demonstration, criminal justice overview, domestic violence and criminalistics.

Applicants must live or work in the Henderson city limits, be at least 18 years old, and have no felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor convictions. A complete background screening will be conducted before participants are accepted into the academy.

Applications are available at the Main Police Station at 223 Lead St. or can be found online at

For more information about the Henderson Police Department Citizens Academy, contact the Henderson Police Training Bureau at 702-267-4850 or

— From news release


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