citizen police academy

The Spring Hill Police Department is committed to expanding its relationship with citizens. The Citizens Police Academy is just one of the new additions to the services and programs provide by the Spring Hill Police Department.

Our mission is to establish and maintain a course of instruction for citizens to familiarize themselves with the operations of the Spring Hill Police Department and the profession of law enforcement.

The program seeks to educate, exchange ideas and familiarize citizens with primary law enforcement operations and training. Citizens experience the opportunity to better understand the role of the Police Officer, open the lines of communication and understand the person “behind the badge”. Participants gain an appreciation for the challenging issues facing police today and are able to present concerns and questions regarding the direction of public safety and crime prevention in an increasingly diverse, uncertain environment.

While completion of this course gives citizens an understanding of the workings of the Spring Hill Police Department, it does not make a participant a certified law enforcement officer, nor is it designed to train citizens to perform law enforcement duties.

All persons 21 years of age or older residing and/or working within the Spring Hill, Maury County and Williamson County area are eligible to apply for participation in the Spring Hill Citizens Police Academy. Applications may be picked up at the Spring Hill Police Department.

Interested persons should complete a Spring Hill Citizens Police Academy application and must meet the following criteria: no
arrest record (minor traffic violations are excluded), submit an application, attend all sessions and complete 4 hours of the SHPD Ride Along Program with an officer.

The CPA will meet for twelve consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 10 :00 pm from June 15, 2017 to August 31, 2017.Examples of the subjects covered are:

  • Communications Center and 911
  • Recruitment and Training
    • Patrol Operations
    • Vehicle stops and approaches
    • Crash investigation
    • DUI Investigation
  • Criminal Investigations
    • Crime Scene Investigation
    • Domestic Violence
  • Narcotics and K-9 Unit
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Firearms

For more information, please contact Officer Mary Beth Lovett at (931) 486-2252 extension 250.