Citizens Police Academy
The Huber Heights Police Division Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is an instructional program designed to provide the Huber Heights citizen with an understanding of the science and art of policing. The comprehensive program is designed to provide information on the law enforcement industry and its government principles. The Academy is open to all persons 21 years of age who live in, or work in Huber Heights. Citizens must apply and successfully pass a background check.
The CPA is offered in the evenings over a twelve consecutive week period, with classes every Wednesday. Classes begin at 6:15 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m.
The CPA exposes citizens to a number of current law enforcement issues and the latest Huber Heights Police Division procedures. It is not our intention to train citizens to take police action or perform law enforcement duties, but to provide them with an overview of the training received and functions performed by our officers. An optional ride-a-long is included in the program. Training is provided by Huber Heights Police Division officers who have expertise in the related subject areas.
Some of the topics include criminal investigation, crime scene investigation, traffic laws, patrol operations and many other classes of interest. Tours of the Police Division building and Area Two Court are included. The participants will be performing traffic stops, searching buildings and even handcuffing suspects; they will meet many of the officers that are assigned to the R.ER.T Team (Regional Emergency Response Team), Bike Patrol, and K-9 Units.
If you have questions, please contact the Public Affairs Unit via email.