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HPD Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

A student in the Hilliard police Citizen's Police Academy learns how police officers perform a traffic stop.

Are you looking to make some new friends, try something different, or learn more about your community? The City of Hilliard Division of Police has openings for its 14th Citizen’s Police Academy, which begins Feb. 13.

It’s a 10-week free class that teaches students (age 18+) about the operations of HPD. Topics include de-escalation, traffic stops, crash and criminal investigations, search and seizure, community policing, and 911 call-taking.

Additionally, students will learn about the operations of the Norwich Township Fire Department.

Classes take place on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. with graduation April 16.

Nearly 300 community members have completed this class, which has become one of the division’s most popular and nationally recognized programs.

The class is open to adults aged 18 and up. A background check is required. For questions, contact Officer Mike Deaton at

Submit an application:…/2018/10/CPA-Application.pdf

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