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Session 8 Citizens Police Academy Announced

Citizens Police Academy -Session 8

Session 8 of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is set to begin Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6pm.  Chief David Daniel and officers from the Waverly Police Department will conduct the program.  Classes are approximately three hours in length and are held every Tuesday night through March 19.  Topics covered in the course include an overview of the law enforcement profession, criminal law, drug enforcement, patrol, firearms, DUI, defensive tactics, crime investigations, emergency driving, and other police related topics.

“Basically, it’s an extremely condensed version of a real police academy.  Each night’s topic(s) is the same as a week’s topic in the State Police Academy” Daniel said.   The class is very “hands on” and cadets will be allowed to drive police cars, shoot department weapons, write police reports, and ride with patrol officers on their shifts.  According to Chief Daniel “if you have ever wondered why the police do what we do, then this class is for you.  It’s a true behind the scenes look at your local police department”.

The CPA accepts applications from anyone at least 18 years old and living in Humphreys County.  Preference is given to citizens who live or work in Waverly.  Individuals of all ages are encouraged to apply.  The class is not physically demanding and accommodations will be made for anyone with health challenges.  Class size is limited to no more than twenty cadets.  For more information contact Chief David Daniel at 931-296-4300.  Applications can be picked up at the Waverly Police Department or downloaded from the PD website at

Applications will be accepted through December 19.

Download the CPA application in pdf format here.


Waverly Dept. of Public Safety

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