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
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
***Due to Covid-19, the Duke University Police Department has suspended its Citizens Police Academy until further notice. We hope to resume the Program sometime in 2021. Please visit this webpage for updates, but feel free to submit an Application for our next Process.***
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 firstname.lastname@example.org