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Registration for the 46th Citizens' Police Academy is open

Are you interested in learning more about law enforcement to include patrol techniques, community policing, criminal investigations and firearms? Do you want to become more familiar with the Hickory Police Department in general? Now is your opportunity!

The 46th session of the Hickory Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) begins Thursday, March 28, 2024. Sessions are held at the department each Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., concluding with a graduation from the academy on May 23, 2024.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact our department or complete the attached application no later than March 15th. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis and application approval.

Find the application here:

Applicants can fill it out and email it to Sgt. Randy Isenhour at, or print it out and mail it to the Hickory Police Department.

Return Applications to:

Hickory Police Department
Attn:  Sgt. R. Isenhour
347 2nd Ave SW
Hickory, NC  28602