Newark, OH — The Newark Division of Police is accepting applications for its next Citizen
Police Academy program that will take place on Monday evenings from 6 to 9 pm beginning
October 03, 2022. The academy is a 7-week program that will enable participants to experience
firsthand how your Division of Police operates and performs the day-to-day business of serving
and protecting the citizens of the community. The goal of the program is to give citizens an
insider’s view of law enforcement, to dispel misconceptions, and to increase police-community
Instruction is provided by police officers and will include such topics as vehicle stops, traffic
enforcement, crash investigations, criminal investigations, firearms training, special operation
tactics and defensive tactics. Other areas to be covered include search and seizure, canine
handling, internal investigations, and an overview of the criminal justice system.
There is no cost for the program. Class size is limited to 25 people and participants must be 18
years of age or older. Preference will be given to Newark residents and those working in
Newark. Participants must attend six of the seven weeks to receive a certificate of attendance.
Background checks will be conducted on all applicants. The 8th week will be a graduation
ceremony with a meal provided.
Applications are available online at and also at Newark Division of Police
Headquarters located at 39 S. Third Street. Completed applications must be returned no later
than September 22, 2022.
Please direct any questions or follow up to Sgt. Doug Wells 740-670-7929


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