**Applications for the 2023 Citizens Police Academy are now being accepted! 2023 Academy sessions will be held on Tuesdays 6-9 p.m., March 14-June 6. Please email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/deliver a hard copy to the Mooresville Police Department**
The Mooresville Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy is a ten-week program designed to provide participants an informative look at the operations of their local police department. Students will learn from police department personnel who are experts in the areas of Special Response Team, K-9, narcotics, investigations, patrol operations, traffic, and other related fields. Students are encouraged to ask questions and express their concerns about pertinent issues. It is not the mission of the Academy to train citizens to become police officers but to help raise awareness, understanding, and trust within the community.
- 18 years of age
- No outstanding warrants and no pending criminal charges
- No prior felony convictions
- Application (PDF)
PUBLIC SAFETY CADETS
The Mooresville Police Department is now offering a program to local youth who are interested in learning more about law enforcement, the Public Safety Cadets (PSC).
PSC is a “national non-profit organization founded and managed by active and retired law enforcement officers and business leaders dedicated to preparing young adults, ages 14-20, for careers and leadership in the public safety profession.”
Public Safety Cadets program is centered on mentoring young adults to serve their communities by providing knowledge, skills, and practical experiences through education and training delivered by public safety professionals that build character, physical fitness, and respect for the rule of law.
Contact the Public Safety Cadet Program by emailing or calling 704-664-3311.
RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE (RAD)
The Mooresville Police Department offers RAD training for women in our community at no charge. RAD is a self-defense course designed to teach women basic defense options in the event of an attack. The program provides great information and an opportunity to practice basic skills in a controlled environment. The course accommodates women, 14 years of age or older, and is taught by certified instructors from the Mooresville Police Department.
RAD-Senior is Rape Aggression Defense training designed for men and women over the age of 65. Also offered at no charge, RAD-Senior focuses on crime reduction strategies seniors can use in their own homes and community. RAD-Senior teaches physical defense strategies and techniques with senior limitations in mind.
For more information on either of these classes, email or call 704-664-3311.
Crime Prevention activities such as Neighborhood Watch development, meetings, and seminars can be scheduled through the Mooresville Police Department’s Crime Prevention Officer.
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of the residents of Mooresville, in cooperation with the Mooresville Police Department. Its purpose is to teach the citizens of Mooresville simple crime prevention techniques and provide information concerning crime in their neighborhoods. To schedule a meeting in your neighborhood, email or call 704-664-3311.
To enhance your safety at home and work, the police department offers residential and business security assessments. These assessments are FREE and designed to offer tips on making your home or business a safer place. To schedule your security assessment, call Dave Harding, Crime Prevention Officer, at 704-799-4187.