Citizen Police Academy to start September 12

The DeLand Police Department is seeking applicants for the 19th Annual Citizen Police Academy set to begin in September.

The Academy, which meets every Thursday beginning September 12 through October 23, allows resident the opportunity to learn about the various functions of the Police Department. During the seven week program, residents will learn about the Police Department by participating in lectures, hands-on training and a Ride-a-along. 

Space is limited and applications may be picked up in person at the DeLand Police Department, 219 West Howry Avenue, DeLand, or you may download it, print it at home and turn it into the PD (see the attachment below). 

Additional information may be received by contacting the Community Service office at 386-626-7472 or by emailing Officer Rod Hancock at