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Citizen Police Academy

The Hawthorne Police Department will be starting its Citizen Police Academy on Monday, May 19th at 7pm at Van Dyks Park Place in Hawthorne. The Academy will consist of ten training days during the next three months.  The program will include such topics as: firearms training, motor vehicle stops, building searches, K-9 demo and more.

The Citizen Police Academy was created to strengthen the relationship between the Police Department and the residents of Hawthorne with the intention of teaching residents about crime awareness and developing a better partnership to keep Hawthorne safe.

Classes will be limited to 25 participants and will be open to all Hawthorne residents over 18 years of age.  Those interested can email Officer Spohn at ispohn@hawthornepdnj.org.  Please include the following in your email:  full name, address, phone number and email address. You will be contacted re: your enrollment. 

Thank you for your interest in the Citizen Police Academy, we look forward to this year's class.