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Hinesville police academy set for high school juniors
Program begins June 12
Hinesville police car

The Hinesville Police Department (HPD) will hold a Juniors Police Academy from June 12-19 for high school seniors who live in the Hinesville-area.

“This police academy is a unique part of the HPD’s new recruitment efforts and is intended to build interest in policing but also serves as an opportunity for our officers to build a personal relationship with the citizens throughout our community,” said HPD Interim Police Chief Bill Kirkendall.

The Juniors Police Academy is a two-week program designed to provide high school juniors with a unique opportunity to learn more about the HPD.

The academy features both a classroom setting, with presentations by HPD personnel from multiple divisions, and a variety of learning experiences outside of the classroom.

Participants will gain firsthand knowledge about the inner workings of the department, see what officers experience on a daily basis and participate in a Crime Solvers exercise with a real HPD detective.

Some of the topics that will be covered during the academy include: HPD structure and operations; municipal court policies; criminal law and investigations; drug investigations and courtroom demeanor; patrol operations; traffic laws and accident investigation; crime prevention; gang awareness; and communications.

Classes will be from 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 12-19 at the Hinesville Police Department and Law Enforcement Center at 123 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Hinesville.

High school juniors must register in-person at the HPD. The registration deadline is June 8. For more information, contact Cpl. Kevin Remillard at 912-408-8242 or

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