Citizen's Police Academy to start September 2

The DeLand Police Department is pleased to announce the start of its annual Citizen's Police Academy beginning on 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept 2.

The seven-week program running through October 14 provides the public with a behind-the-scenes view of their local police department, which includes hands-on experience in the classroom and a ride-a-long with our patrol division.

Anyone interested must complete a Police Department volunteer application and satisfy a simple background check. Applications can be picked up in the front lobby of the Police Department Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Applications must be turned in by Monday, August 30. Seating is limited!

If you have any questions regarding the academy, please contact Officer Rod Hancock at 386-626-7472 or by email at