The Port Orange Citizen Police Academy


PO-PDThe Port Orange Police Department will be presenting its 9th Citizen Police Academy beginning on January 27, 2014. The Departments Citizen Police Academy is a training and educational program offered to residents of Port Orange to provide familiarization with the operations and components of the police department. Participants are not trained to become police officers.

The Citizen Police Academy will meet on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Police Department training classroom located at 4545 Clyde Morris Boulevard. One Saturday morning (TBD) is required for the handgun safety course and live fire. The program begins on January 27, 2014 and concludes with a graduation ceremony at the completion of the program on March 25, 2014.

Representatives from the police department will instruct the participants in a variety of subjects and topics throughout the ten week program. Participants will have the opportunity to view demonstrations of police operations, practices and equipment. This year we will also include a handgun safety course and a live fire training session for any attendees that wish to participate. To participate in the live fire portion of the handgun safety course you must bring a serviceable handgun and provide your own ammunition. The ammunition must be manufactured ammunition from a reputable manufacturer. You will not be allowed to use reloads or hand loaded ammunition.

Residents of Port Orange interested in registering for the program can contact Officer Serena Besuden at 506-5822 or via email at or they can pick up an application at the front desk of the police department located at 4545 Clyde Morris Boulevard.

Class size is limited to 40 participants.

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