Citizens Police Academy

The purpose of the Summerville Police Department's Citizens Police Academy is to give citizens who live or work in the Town of Summerville a deeper understanding of the job requirements of modern-day law enforcement officers. This is achieved through department instructors and employees with specialized knowledge and experience, video and audio presentations, and practical hands-on exercises.

Participants will use the information presented to gain new and hopefully positive insights into the challenges faced by today's law enforcement personnel. By exploring different areas of the department, participants will have the opportunity to observe officers during their day-to-day activities of protecting and serving the community.

Our program is nationally recognized by the National Citizens Police Academy Association, our coordinator is Corporal Jason Dandridge.