Citizen Police Academy

We are currently scheduling our next Citizen's Police Academy.
Please check back soon for the date to be posted.


The next Citizen's Police Academy will be held TBD.

The Carrboro Police Department held it's first Citizen Police Academy on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. This academy was designed and implemented by officers of the Carrboro Police Department's Patrol Division, Community Services Division and Criminal Investigations Division. The Citizen's Police Academy covered a variety of topics including: the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the operations of each division of the Police Department, a vehicle and tools demonstration, several scenario training exercises and a K-9 demonstration.

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to provide a chance for you to get an up close and personal look at the Carrboro Police Department. Learning how police officers conduct their jobs on a daily basis will help foster greater understanding, cooperation and communication in our diverse community.



Participants for the Citizen's Police Academy should meet the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the date of the class.
  • Have never been arrested for a violent misdemeanor, any felony or any crime that includes domestic violence.
  • Be able to walk several hundred yards over uneven terrain, navigate stairs and handle some physical exertion.
  • Must be able to attend the entire day.

Any person who meets these conditions may apply.

A limited background check will be conducted on all submitted applications.

Only 12 applicants will be accepted.


For questions, comments, concerns or additional information, contact:

Sergeant C. Hobby, Community Services Division
Email Sergeant Hobby

Or, select the "I Need To..." link on the left side of this page and submit a question under the "Ask an Officer" section of the website.