DUPD Citizens' Police Academy
Citizens' Police Academy - class of '23

The DUPD Citizens' Police Academies are designed to help create community understanding of the challenges and joys of working as campus police at Duke. It is also about building relationships between the community and the police. Duke University Police has three Academies.

  • Faculty and Staff Academy
  • Student Academy
  • Alumni Academy

The Faculty and Staff Academy is a seven week course with a 2.5 hour class held weekly. The Student Academy is held on two full Saturday’s from 9-3.

Classes will be taught at 402 Oregon Street. Some classes will require field locations to complete the designated training. Transportation will be provided by DUPD. Instructors will provide training much like that is given at an academy for police recruits.

Activities for the Academy may include:

  • Felony Vehicle Stops / T-3 Serpentine Course
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Exercise
  • Mock Crime Scene Investigation
  • Introduction to Duke Healthcare Security - Life Flight tour
  • Courtroom Procedures with Representatives from the Superior Court and District Attorney’s Office
  • “Active Shooter” rapid deployment scenario using participants from DUPD
  • Firearms Safety Class at the Range
  • Graduation Luncheon

For more information, please email

Upcoming Academies

Duke Police offers two Academies each year, once in the spring and again in the fall; applications are accepted year round. For more information, please email


Applications may be obtained at the Duke University Police Department located at 502 Oregon Street or submitted online here:

Police Academy Application Form