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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Morgantown Police Department Accepting Applications for its First Citizen’s Police Academy

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The Morgantown Police Department is now accepting applications for its first Morgantown Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA).

The Morgantown CPA is a training program for citizens which focuses on the real world of law enforcement. As a student of the Morgantown CPA, participants will experience firsthand the operation of the Morgantown Police Department. They will learn how and why police officers do the things they do. Participants will also learn about MPD policies and procedures and how the courts and Constitution affect officer's decisions.

Applicants to the Morgantown CPA must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the City of Morgantown.
  2. Agree to a background check. Any conviction of a violent crime against persons (e.g. aggravated assault, rape, murder, sexual assault) or any conviction for a felony crime disqualifies you from being accepted into the Academy.
  3. Persons in the process of being hired by MPD may not attend the Academy.

Applications can be downloaded from morgantownwv.gov/police or picked up in person at the Morgantown Police Department located in the Public Safety Building at 300 Spruce Street. Applications must be submitted to the Morgantown Police Department no later than June 1, 2018.  Classes are scheduled to begin on June 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

The Morgantown Police Department is dedicated to providing professional police service to its citizens. The Morgantown Police Department is committed to its goal of eliminating criminal activity in our city.  Citizens are encouraged to become a “Partner in Policing”, by reporting suspected criminal activity to Morgantown Police Department Switchboard at (304) 284-7522. If you need immediate Police attention or a crime is in progress call 911.

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