The Packet

The Starkville Police Department is proud to announce that we will be hosting a CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY, with classes beginning Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. This academy will consist of ten class meetings at the Police Department Training Facility, lasting approximately two hours each, and a four hour session on one Saturday. You will come away from this series of classes with a much better understanding of what policing involves and why things are done the way they are. The course includes activities such as a S.W.A.T. demonstration and the opportunity to shoot a handgun on the police firing range. Riding with officers outside of classroom hours is highly encouraged during the academy.

There is an administration fee of $50.00 to participate in the CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY. This fee covers classroom materials, T-shirts and a class graduation.

This course is open to Oktibbeha County residents over the age of 21. You will be required to pass a background check and not be exempt from possession of a firearm. Application packages for the CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY may be obtained by contacting Corporal Josh Wilson by email at Please make sure the subject line contains “CA Application Package”. You may also leave a message for Corporal J. Wilson at 662-323-4131 to request an application package.

Applications close on May 31, so act quickly. We look forward to your participation in this fun and informative program.