How It Works

How the Citizens' Police Academy Works

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
  • The registration requirements must be met, which includes the completion of all required forms. For security reasons, your enrollment into this program requires that a criminal history and driver's license check be performed.
  • There are nine classes scheduled over an eight week period.
  • The Academy is conducted every Thursday night between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
  • All sessions are conducted at the Newark Municipal Building at 220 South Main Street.  One session is conducted at the police firing range at an off-site location.
  • Light snacks and drinks will be provided at no cost during the program.