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Police Academy applications needed by July 26

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

The Huntington Police Department in conjunction with the Huntington University Police Department is pleased to announce the second Citizen’s Police Academy that will begin on August 21. The classes will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. with graduation held on October 9.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is designed to educate citizens about the operation, methods and goals of the police department so that communication and understanding between the community and police are enhanced. This is a unique opportunity to hear from the Chief of Police, Chad Hacker, and many other officers within the Huntington Police Department and the Huntington University Police Department as they instruct in many different areas of law enforcement.

Instructors will be teaching many different subjects through the eight week program. Some topics include: Criminal Code, Domestic Violence, Drug Investigations, Vehicle Stops, Use of Force and Fire Arms Simulator training. This course will be interactive and will allow citizens to be the police officers in mock scenarios. Each citizen that completes the required course work will be provided the opportunity to ride with a police officer in a patrol assignment prior to graduation. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how the Huntington Police Department serves our community.

Interested citizens may obtain an application for attendance at the Huntington Police Department. Applications are also available via our Facebook page or City website at You can also download an application by clicking here. Completed applications should be returned to the Huntington Police Department no later than Friday, July 26 in order to be considered for participation. Class size is limited.

Past participant comments include: “Every week was so well done and every instructor was extremely thorough.”

“Split second decisions, Wow, I have such a better understanding of how quick you have to respond.”

“Wow! What an experience. Everyone learned something today.”

Any questions can be directed to Captain Christopher W. McCutcheon at (260) 356-1400 ext. 2013 or