Harvey Dancy Citizens Police Academy


Details of the Program:

In 2013, to honor and recognize one of our most dedicated alumni members and program attendees, we aptly named our academy, the "Harvey Dancy Citizens Police Academy".  Mr. Harvey Dancy was present at the 1st session back in 2005 and attended every year up until 2017.  Sadly, he passed away in 2017, and we mourn the loss of a treasured friend and compatriot. 

The Lenoir News Topic ran an article dated March 27, 2013 which said, "Harvey Dancy always wanted to be a Police Officer but couldn't."  After 8 academies, he said, "the learning never stops.  It always changes.  I enjoy the academy, all the guys and gals are friends now.  I like going to the firing range."

Our department has received such positive feedback from other graduates of this program and continue to look for ways to improve it.  Now in our 14th year, we hope to continue offering this valuable program.

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First Priority is given to applicants who reside in or are employed inside the city limits.  Participants must be 18 or older, with no criminal convictions other than minor traffic offenses.

Some of the Topics Covered:

Property and Evidence
Patrol Procedures
Criminal Investigations
School Based Programs
Crime Prevention
Special Response Team
Legal Issues of Policing
Law Enforcement Firearms
Defensive Driving
Crime Stoppers
Option to Ride-Along with an On-Duty Officer