Community Programs

The Division of Police offers numerous safety and educational programs to the public, from hosting National Night Out, to the annual Citizen Police Academy program, to group tours and speaker services. Learn about the various programs offered by the division below.

For information on any of the programs listed below, follow the link or contact the Division of Police non-emergency line at (614) 237-6333.

  1. Citizen Police Academy
  2. Mobile Community Watch
  3. Car Seat Inspections
  4. Drug Drop Box
  5. Police and Fire Chaplains
  6. Next of Kin Registry
  7. Do Not Knock Registry
  8. Security Camera List

Citizens’ Police Academy logo.pngCitizen Police Academy

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. 

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 Bureau, Communications, 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 or at 614-237-6333 x1494.

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