Citizens Academy

City Accepting Applications for One-Day Citizens Academy Session   

The City of Fayetteville is accepting applications for its one-day Citizens Academy session that will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. This session will focus on public safety; specifically the City’s Fire/Emergency Management and Police departments and the services they provide residents. 

Applicants must be City of Fayetteville residents and the class size is limited to 25 residents. This session will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at or before 4 p.m. To apply, log onto, fill out the application and email it to Nathan Walls at The application window closes Thursday, Jan. 11 and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by close of business on Friday, Jan. 12.      
Residents will interact with officers from the Fire/Emergency Management and Police departments, and tour the Police Department Headquarters and the Fire Training Center. 

“The Citizens Academy gives residents an opportunity to see City of Fayetteville employees at work, up close and personal,” said Corporate Communications Director Kevin V. Arata. “The intent is to provide a hands-on and interactive class, so residents see exactly how city employees provide our residents with a high level of service every day. With this particular class, residents will get to interact with our police officers and firefighters, who do a tremendous job each day to help protect and serve our residents.”  

Lunch will be provided and residents are asked to dress appropriately for the weather in business casual attire. 

As a reminder, this Citizens Academy session is a one-day session that will allow for more residents to attend the quarterly sessions. This new format differs from the previous seven-week nightly Citizens Academy held in years past where residents attended all sessions.  


How To Apply 

To apply, click here, call 910-433-1710 or 910-728-5943; or email


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