The Fayetteville Police Department hosts the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) in the fall and spring of each year. This is an opportunity for our citizens to gain a better understanding of how law enforcement operates and why. Cadets will receive instruction on traffic law, patrol techniques, investigations, gangs, and more. Each cadet will be required to ride along with an officer for a portion of their shift, getting a firsthand look into the daily activities of police work. Also, as part of the academy, cadets will be placed into a simulated scenario where they must make split second decisions in the performance of their duties, including the necessary level of force.
The Fayetteville Auxiliary Force (FAF) is comprised of graduates of the Citizens Police Academy who have chosen to further their training and volunteer their time. Members of FAF assist officers by performing residential and commercial patrols, directing traffic, and attending community events.
If you are interested in joining FAF, the first step is applying for the Citizens Police Academy.
Ever wonder what it is like to be a police officer? Our Ride Along Experience allows you to ride in the passengers seat in this thrilling and informative opportunity. We are dedicated to educating the community about what we do. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is considering getting into the law enforcement field. Whether you are interested in a career or simply want to ride to have a better understanding, we would love to have you ride along.
For safety purposes during the Ride Along Experience, passengers are not permitted to exit the vehicle during calls. No weapons are permitted to be carried by the ride along passenger. Must be 14 or older to ride. Riders under 18 must have a guardian’s signature. Dress code includes business attire with closed toe shoes.
These forms can be turned into the Fayetteville Police Department or emailed to:
The Fayetteville Police Department is dedicated to making sure the citizens it serves are well informed. To that extent the C.A.R.E. Unit is available to speak with groups on a variety of topics. If you are in need of an officer to come speak to your organization, please contact the C.A.R.E. Unit at 770-719-4295 or by using the form here.