The CPA runs 10 consecutive weeks including graduation, and meets regularly on Mondays from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Some special training may take place at other times. The academy is held in the WPD training room. Special training such as firearms and driving takes place at other locations. The topics covered each week are the same topics covered in the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Nashville. The idea is to summarize a week's worth of training into one night. We cover topics such as courts, firearms, defensive tactics, laws, defensive driving, and more. We want the citizens that we serve to get an up close and behind the scenes look at what we do and why we do it.
Law enforcement has become a very complicated profession and many people don’t understand why we do what we do in certain situations. We want the citizens of Waverly to have complete confidence in their police department and feel comfortable approaching any situation that might involve WPD.
Residents living in the city limits of Waverly or those working full-time in Waverly will be given priority consideration for the classes. Anyone interested will need to fill out an application and undergo the same screening process as a police officer. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and be of good moral character. Thorough background checks are conducted on each candidate. All applicants are subject to an interview. We encourage everyone interested in applying to contact any of the individuals that graduated from past sessions. For details or questions concerning the next session, you may contact WPD at 296-4300.