Citizen’s Police Academy in Myrtle Beach about to begin new session

Citizen's Police Academy in Myrtle Beach about to begin new session (Image 1)

The City of Myrtle Beach Police Department is now accepting applications for the 28th Session of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). The CPA is for those persons 21 years of age or older who are interested in gaining a greater insight into police practices, police services, and how the police department works with the community. Applicants must reside in Horry County and undergo a criminal background check. Topics such as Crime Scene Investigation, Emergency Vehicle Operations and simulated firearms training will be covered during the course. Classes will begin on Monday September 08, 2014 and will meet every Monday for 10 weeks. Classes will conclude with a graduation on November 10, 2014. Classes are scheduled for 7pm until 9pm, and the classes will be held at the Myrtle Beach Police Annex located at 3340 Mustang Street (Old Air Force Base). Please contact Sgt. Mike Guthinger by phone at 843-918-1803 or by E-mail at

Interested applicants can get an application from the following locations:  City of Myrtle Beach website, the Myrtle Beach Police Annex, or the Myrtle Beach Police Department located at 1101 Oak St. Applications are due no later than Wednesday July 23, 2014, at 5:00pm. Applications can be submitted via email to, via fax to 843 918-1833, or via mail to 1101 N. Oak St, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, attention Sgt. Mike Guthinger. Please take note that this Academy only offers an “inside look” at policing and offers no certification or arrest powers.

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