The Citizens Police Academy Program began in 1993 and is organized by the Operations Support Division. There is normally one CPA session per year.
Class members meet one night a week from 7 pm to 9 pm over a 10-week period and cover all aspects of police operations. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, tours, hands-on participation, and riding along with an officer. Classes are free of charge.
Topics covered include:
Communications / 911
Criminal Investigation / Crime Scene
The Greenville Citizens Police Academy currently has 581 graduates from 37 classes. In 2018, the Alumni volunteered over 1000 hours of their time to the Police Department.