Citizen Police Academy

Academy's Purpose


The Whitehall Citizens’ Police Academy offers an insight into the operations of the Whitehall Division of Police. The academy educates citizens about the "hows" and "whys" of the department and the citizens’ role in community oriented policing. Suspicions and misconceptions are dispelled through this educational process, which helps increase police and community rapport.

Residents or individuals, at least 18 years old, employed within the city limits of Whitehall can attend the academy.
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Knowledge Learned


A wide variety of topics are covered during the academy. Participants will receive insight into the day-to-day operations of the Division of Police. In addition, participants will learn more about the functions of a police officer, including the legalities of police work and become acquainted with the different divisions within the department such as the Detective BureauCommunications, and Special Weapons and Tactic (SWAT). 

This is an excellent opportunity to meet the individuals who work to protect and serve you. You will gain a true knowledge of your local police and a chance to improve the working relationship between citizens and police. It is through this program that we can work together to sustain the Whitehall community pride. 


Apply Today


The latest class of the Whitehall Citizens Police Academy began in August. The Division of Police is currently accepting applications for future sessions. Residents or individuals at least 18 years old who live or are employed within the City of Whitehall are able to attend the academy. For more information and to apply, contact Officer Brian Smith at brian.smith@whitehall-oh.us or at 614-237-6333 x1494.