City of Clinton

Community Outreach and Education

Community Outreach and Education

Neighborhood Night Out

Clinton’s Neighborhood Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners.

The city of Clinton, Mayor Phil Fisher, and the Board of Aldermen/Alderwoman will be participating in Neighborhood Night Out festivities Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Throughout the evening NNO parties will be attended by city administration, police and fire to share updates and tips on building a safer and stronger neighborhood.

If your neighborhood or street is organizing a NNO event, please complete the information form below, so that we may send a representative to attend your event.


 Citizens' Police Academy


Our next Citizens' Police Academy will be held September 10 - 15, 2018. The class will be from 1800 (6 pm) - 2100 (9 pm) Monday through Thursday, Ride Alongs on Friday (Time scheduled individually by each participant), and 0800 (8 am) - 1400 (2 pm) on Saturday.  

The Citizen's Police Academy is designed to give participants an in-depth look at how Clinton Police operate. Goals of the Citizens’ Police Academy:

  • To educate and inform the community about the Clinton Police Department;
  • To promote the “Community-Oriented Policing” philosophy;
  • To provide a forum for police and community interaction;
  • To work together to create a safer city.
  • The course is open to anyone older than 18 and requires a background check by the department.

To enter the program, applicants must pass a background check and not all applicants will be chosen for the first round of the academy this spring. With plans for addition academies in the future, CPD hopes to make this a recurring program of the Police Department.

Applications to the program can be downloaded here. For more information, please contact Lt. Mike Kelly at (601) 924-5252.

Coffee with a Cop

Clinton Coffee with a Cop

 Police officers and community members to meet in a comfortable environment to discuss any topic-from crime to neighborhood nuisance issues. Over a cup of coffee, community members and police officers can get to know each other better in efforts to build relationships. Grab a coffee, pull up a chair, and let’s enjoy some conversation.

Businesses that are interested in hosting a Coffee with a Cop event are invited to contact Chief Ford Hayman at (601) 924-5252.