Young Citizen's Police Academy Graduates

Citizen's Academy 2016 (Photo Courtesy of Selma News)
Citizen's Academy 2016 (Photo Courtesy of Selma News)
Citizens Police Academy 2017
Left to right: Haley Bost, Hannah Poole, Jared Dooley, Melissa Dooley, and Phyllis Brown, Not pictured Susan Bost

Young Citizen's Police Academy


The Selma Police Department is providing a program designed to give teenagers, citizens, and business owners a chance to develop a positive understanding of what the Selma Police Department does by learning first-hand how it’s done.  This innovative plan will be a collaboration between the teenagers, citizens, business owners, and police that will identify problems, generate community-oriented solutions, and build the kind of trust that will eliminate the “us & them” syndrome, thus creating a more unified community.

Classes for this free 7-week Academy will be held every Tuesday evening at the Selma Police Department on Pollock Street. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. The Police Department is offering this course once a year.


Week 1


Introduction to Class / Questions and Answers

Week 2


Traffic Enforcement / DWI Detections

Week 3


Drugs / K-9 Unit

Week 4


Vehicle Stops

Week 5


Communications / Jail

Week 6


Gangs / Crime Scenes

Week 7



Applicants from Selma who are 13-18 years old will be considered first and must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature.  If there is any space left in the class, other residents and business owners of Selma will be considered and after that,  other applicants outside of Selma will be considered.  All applicants must have no criminal history of felonies or serious misdemeanors.  

Due to space restrictions, class size is limited to 20 eligible participants on a first-come/first-serve basis.  Applications are available at the Selma Police Department, the Town Hall, the Selma Public Library, and on the Town’s website (  Applications must be submitted to the Police Department prior to the DEADLINE—TBD 2020

We look forward to a cooperative and productive exchange of ideas.  The Selma Police Department is committed to excellence while providing police services in accordance with the law and is sensitive to the priorities and needs of the community.  Together we can make the Citizen’s Police Academy a positive tool to make Selma a better place to live and work.

Click here for a Police Academy Application

© Town of Selma, North Carolina. All Rights Reserved.