Citizen Police Academy

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Registration for the 2023 Citizen Police Academy is open! We are excited to host another class this spring!

Go behind the scenes in the Fountain Inn Police Department with the Citizen Police Academy!

This free fourteen-week course will give you an in-depth look into how our police department operates and the work of a local police officer. Participants of the course are also eligible to serve on the Citizen's Review Committee.

Classes are held on Thursdays from 6 - 8 pm, beginning in March 2023. 

Registration has ended for the 2023 class. 

What you will learn during the course:

  • Overview of the Fountain Inn Police Department, including our structure and mission
  • Hiring, Recruitment, and Training of Police Officers
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Crime Analysis
  • Community Outreach
  • Officer Survival
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Victim Assistance
  • Civilian Response to Active Threats


Contact Sgt. Troy McBride at or call (864) 862-4461.