Community Programs

Citizens Police Academy

The Mooresville Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy is a ten-week program designed to provide participants an informative look at the operations of their local police department. Students will learn from police department personnel who are experts in the areas of Special Response Team, K-9, narcotics, investigations, patrol operations, traffic, and other related fields. Students are encouraged to ask questions and express their concerns about pertinent issues. It is not the mission of the Academy to train citizens to become police officers, but to help raise awareness, understanding, and trust within the community.


  • 18 years of age
  • No outstanding warrants and no pending criminal charges
  • No prior felony convictions
Interested citizens must complete an application and return it to:
Mooresville Police Department
Attention: Citizens Police Academy
750 W.  Iredell Ave.
Mooresville, NC 28115

Explorer Post

The Police Explorer Program is an enjoyable way for students to learn about the field of law enforcement. Open to young men and women ages 14-21 years of age, the Post offers hands-on activities that promote positive growth and development in youth. Interested applicants must be of good character and maintain good grades in school. Explorers learn about criminal laws, court procedures, police patrol techniques, and organizational skills. They also participate in ride-along activities and other community events. Contact the Explorer Post by emailing or call 704-664-3311.

Police Explorers Program

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

The Mooresville Police Department offers RAD training for women in our community at no charge. RAD is a self-defense course designed to teach women basic defense options in the event of an attack. The program provides great information and an opportunity to practice basic skills in a controlled environment. The course accommodates women, 14 years of age or older, and is taught by certified instructors with various background and training specialties from the Mooresville Police Department.

RAD-Senior is Rape Aggression Defense training designed for men and women over the age of 65. Also offered at no charge, RAD-Senior focuses on crime reduction strategies seniors can use in their own home and community. RAD-Senior teaches participants physical defense strategies and techniques with some senior limitations in mind.

Upcoming RAD Dates  

 March 4-5, 2017
 August 12-13, 2017
 March 11-13, 2017  September 16-17, 2017
 August 5-6, 2017
 October 7-8. 2017

For more information on either of these classes, email or or call 704-664-3311.

Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention activities such as Neighborhood Watch development, meetings, and seminars can be scheduled through the Mooresville Police Department’s Crime Prevention Officer.

Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of the residents of Mooresville, in cooperation with the Mooresville Police Department. Its purpose is to teach the citizens of Mooresville simple crime prevention techniques and provide information concerning crime in their neighborhoods.

Schedule a Neighborhood Watch Meeting
If you would like to schedule a meeting in your neighborhood, email or call 704-664-3311.

To enhance your safety at home and work, the police department offers residential and business security assessments. These assessments are FREE and designed to offer tips on making your home or business a safer place. To schedule your FREE security assessment, please contact Dave Harding, Crime Prevention Officer, at 704-799-4187.