Officer Claudia Morgan, Coordinator
336-408-8126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes are 13 weeks
Class sessions are on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the purpose of the Academy?
A: Participants will gain knowledge of the training received by the officers of the Winston-Salem Police Department, and a better understanding of the policies and procedures that govern their actions. Also the Department will gain a better perspective of the issues that are important to the citizens.
The Academy is not designed to train participants to become police officers. If you are interested in a career as a police officer, please contact our Recruiting Unit.
Q: Is there a charge for this program?
Q: What are the minimum requirements for attending the CPA?
A: There are 3 basic requirements:
- Must live, work, or attend school in Forsyth County.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must not have any felony convictions, any misdemeanor convictions within past year, or a history of suspected criminal activity, arrests, or convictions. A background check will be conducted on all applicants.
- Approval is at the sole discretion of the agency and is designed to serve the best interests of the agency.
Q: What is included in the background check?
A: A national and local criminal history check will be performed, along with a check of driving records. Some driving violations will not exclude an individual from attending the CPA, but other violations may.
Q: How often is the CPA offered?
A: The sessions are offered once a year... in the spring When dates have been set for next Academy, announcements will go out to the media, and put on the WSPD website.
Q: How do I apply for the CPA?
A: Online applications are available on this web site, or by calling Officer Claudia Morgan at 336-408-8126 for information and applications.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Information will be provided to all accepted participants showing where to park for the evening classes.
Q: Do I have to be in good physical shape? (Are there weight or height requirements? Do I have to run or jump, etc.?)
A: No, there are no physical requirements; participants will not engage in any physical activities.
Q: Who teaches the classes?
A: Police department instructors, both sworn and civilian will instruct the Academy.
Q: What type of a grade must I maintain? Is there any homework?
A: No grades will be kept. No homework will be assigned.
Q: Will I be dropped from the class if I have to miss some classes?
A: Attendees are expected to attend a minimum of 10 of the 13 sessions. You will not be dropped from the academy if you miss more than 3 sessions, however you will not receive a certificate of completion, nor will you receive maximum benefit from the academy.
Q: Is it possible to ride along with an officer during their shift?
A: Yes, attendees will have an opportunity to ride along with a patrol officer.