City of Clinton

Community Outreach and Education

Community Outreach and Education

 Citizens' Police Academy


Our next Citizens' Police Academy will be held March 25-30, 2019.

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.

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 event is scheduled for the first Tuesday in October each year.

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.

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.

Internet Transaction Safe Zone

Looking for a safe place to purchase goods from a Craigslist seller? Need somewhere secure to sell items through Facebook garage sale sites?

The City of Clinton has set up an Internet Transaction Zone -- a safe area just inside the lobby of the Clinton Police Department at 305 Monroe Street in Olde Towne Clinton.

Marked by signage, the area serves as a safe location for locals to meet up to exchange goods and payments.  Video cameras record all transactions.

For larger internet transactions such as boats, trailers and cars, the department has set up a safe zone on the west side of the Police Department. With signs marking the transaction spots, the inside and outside locations are monitored by video surveillance 24 hours per day.

Residents are encouraged to alert CPD of their transaction by calling 601-924-5252. This will allow dispatch to be aware of your presence and the transaction. Residents may also request dispatch to run a VIN or title check on vehicle and boat transactions to ensure that there are not liens or issues with the title.