POLICE
Citizens Police Academy 2022

The Conway Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy. Applications for the 1st session of 2022 will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2022.  Applications can be downloaded from HERE or at the police department located at 1600 Ninth Avenue Conway, SC 29526. Here are the application criteria.   

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
  • Residents of the city of Conway will receive first preference.
  • Applicants must undergo a background investigation and a criminal history check.
  • Applicants must complete a minimum of 24 hours of ride-along/work-along time, split between day and evening shifts.
  • Applicants must attend the weekly meetings to graduate.

The Citizens Police Academy will be held July 28, 2022 - September . The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.

In addition, Academy participants must complete at least 24 hours of ride-along and work-along time with Conway police officers and personnel.  Students will arrange these sessions at their convenience, in advance with Cpl. C. Jones.

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give the community and better understanding and appreciation of what law enforcement officers do and the decisions they must make.

This program is offered to the public free of charge.  

The Conway Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy. Applications for the 1st session of 2022 will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2022.  Applications can be downloaded from HERE or at the police department located at 1600 Ninth Avenue Conway, SC 29526. Here are the application criteria.   

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
  • Residents of the city of Conway will receive first preference.
  • Applicants must undergo a background investigation and a criminal history check.
  • Applicants must complete a minimum of 15 hours of ride-along/work-along time.
  • Applicants must attend the weekly meetings to graduate.

The Citizens Police Academy will be held June 2, 2022 through July 14, 2022. The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.

In addition, Academy participants must complete at least 15 hours of ride-along and work-along time with Conway police officers and personnel.  Students will arrange these sessions at their convenience, in advance with Cpl. Chris Jones.

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give the community and better understanding and appreciation of what law enforcement officers do and the decisions they must make.

This program is offered to the public free of charge.