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 on Monday nights 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.