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Posted on: January 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Citizen's Police Academy Applications Being Accepted

The Lexington Police Department is seeking applicants for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy.  The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to provide an opportunity for attendees to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of the Lexington Police Department, increase knowledge of law enforcement objectives, and to build stronger partnerships with the Town of Lexington community. 

The Citizen’s Police Academy will begin on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, and will meet on Tuesday evenings for nine weeks, with a week off for spring break.  Classes will be held at the Lexington Police Department’s training facility with some off-site locations visited as well.  Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. each night.   

The Lexington Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy graduation ceremony will be on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and will be held at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex. 

The course instruction will be given by Lexington Police Department personnel.  It will include an overview of police operations and organization with presentations on the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Office of Professional Standards, Special Operations Division, and highlight the various specialized units within the department.   

Qualified applicants must be eighteen years of age, a resident or business owner in the Town of Lexington, and pass a background check to be completed by the department.  Applications can be downloaded on the Lexington Police Department website.  The Citizens Police Academy class is limited to 25 participants.     

Graduation from the Citizen’s Police Academy class is also a prerequisite for consideration in becoming a member of the Volunteering in Policing Services (V.I.P.S.) group.  More information on the V.I.P.S. program can be found on the Lexington Police Department website. 

 Please visit the Lexington Police Department website for more information or to download the Citizen’s Police Academy application.   

If you have any questions, please contact Patrolman First Class Jose Cardona at 803-359-6260 or email

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