Citizens Police Academy

Hendersonville Citizens Police Academy provides participants with an in-depth view of the daily life and roles of our local police officers. It works to foster a better understanding between the community and the police through educational programming and  community involvement. 


Academy participants  learn from Sumner County officials and officers. The topics of the training typically include:

  • Sumner County judicial system
  • S.W.A.T. Negotiators
  • K-9 Officers
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Mounted Patrol
  • Firearms

Each two-hour session includes hands-on training activities such as fingerprinting, traffic stops, DUI enforcement, and use of less-than-lethal weapons and firearms.

Upon successful completion of the Citizen Police Academy, each participant will attend the Citizen Police Academy Graduation and be invited to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.

Interested? Ready to Join?

Click the link below for an application

Can be filled out online before being printed. Must be signed at the Police Department, bring ID with you. You will be contacted to confirm your selection to participate.