Citizens Police Academy

The Hampton Township Police Department offers this program to qualified citizens and local business owners.  The program is designed to give the average citizen a better understanding of the criminal justice system, in particular, the role police officers play in the community.  Throughout the academy, students are presented with information on several key law enforcement topics.  Such topics may include police academy training, crime and vehicle codes, narcotics investigations, the role of the court system, use of force issues, evidence collection, and much more.

Potential students must be 18 years of age or older and never been convicted of a felony in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or elsewhere.

The Hampton Citizens Police Academy is presented by Hampton Township Police Chief Thomas Vulakovich.

Topics may include: 

  • Allegheny County 911 Center
  • Patrol and Criminal Procedure Use of force/SRT
  • Court system
  • Forensics
  • Pennsylvania State Police Role, Function and Programs
  • City of Pittsburgh Police Department   K-9 Unit
  • Drugs and Opioids

 Agencies presenting may include: 

  • Hampton Police
  • Allegheny County 911
  • Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department
  • Point Park University
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • City of Pittsburgh Police Department   K-9 Unit

The HCPA is conducted for informative and education purposes only. It does not qualify participants to become police officers under the training requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission (MPOETC).  For more information, please contact the police department.