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Citizen Police Academy

The Hawthorne Police Department’s 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.

The Citizen Police Academy is held at the municipal building and other various locations within Hawthorne. The Academy consists of ten training days over a three-month period.  The program will include such topics as: firearms training, motor vehicle stops, building searches, K-9 demo and more.

Classes are limited to 25 participants and open to all Hawthorne residents over 18 years of age.

Those interested enrolling in future classes, please contact Officer Spohn at ispohn@hawthornepdnj.org.  Please include the following information: full name, address, phone number and email address.

Thank you for your interest in the Citizen Police Academy, we look forward to seeing you in class!