Critical Issues In Policing CRJU467

Applications currently Closed for the FREE Fall 2021 class! This course is open to students, faculty, staff AND local community members. Applications from the community for the Fall 2022 class will open on a future date. Check back for details!

The Community Police Academy (CPA) has evolved into a credited course through UD’s registrar’s office. The course is titled Critical Issues in Policing (CRJU467) and is open to faculty, staff and the community who wish to audit the class for no cost. The course will be an informative learning process that provides an opportunity for UD students and citizens to receive 13 weeks of both classroom and field instruction regarding the various responsibilities facing our officers. Participants will learn about the procedures and techniques used by officers in a variety of scenarios, together with the rationale and justification in support of those procedures or techniques.

Participants receive information and instruction on various topics, including: use of force, defensive tactics, special operations, criminal investigations, evidence gathering techniques, demonstrations by the Police Medic Progran and K-9 Unit, and much more. Participants will also be able to engage in target practice with some of the department's specialized weapons.

Fall 2021 schedule: Wednesdays September 1st - December 8th from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Anyone interested in auditing the Critical Issues in Policing class should return completed applications to the Community Resource Unit via email: or via mail at the address below. Applications for the Fall 2022 class will open at a later date.

     Community Resource Unit
     University of Delaware Police
     413 Academy Street
     Newark, DE 19716