Welcome to the online home of the Greer Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. This organization was founded by graduates of the Greer Police Department's Citizens Academy to provide assistance to the department and to promote the Citizens Academy in the community.

Citizens who have graduated the Citizens Police Academy are offered membership in the Alumni Association, which is registered with the NCPAA (National Citizens Police Academy Alumni). Members are dedicated to serving the community through volunteer efforts.  They are present at many City of Greer and Chamber of Commerce events.

Feel free to visit our Facebook page for current news and events. The Association also welcomes questions and feedback to any officers.

GPCAAA Officers

Dale Haule
Debbie Belcher

Vice President
Emily Anderson

Laura Mayfield

Karen Hadden

Volunteer Coordinator

Greer Police Citizens Academy

Learn more about this exciting program and what to expect during the 12 weeks of class sessions. Certified police officers, supervisors and civilian instructors with particular expertise conduct each session.

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Youth Citizens Academy 

     The Greer Police Department also offers a Youth Citizens Academy each summer open to middle school students in the Greer community. The two-week day sessions cover the material taught to adult academy participants. It also incorporates leadership and team building activities.
     The program and its curriculum were created by Greer School Resource Officers Ashley Wright and Joel Galli. Contact SRO Wright for more information.
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CresCom Grant

CresCom Bank grant to help fund Youth Academy

The Greer Police Department’s motto, Policing is a Partnership, was on full display Nov. 30 when the Greer Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (GPCAAA) accepted a $3,000 grant from the CresCom Bank Foundation to help fund the summer Youth Police Academy for local middle school students.

CresCom employees and the bank contribute foundation funds in order to give back to worthy programs in the community.

“The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is an important part of the community and that’s one of the focuses that we have with the foundation,” said April Staggs, CresCom’s Vice President of Commercial Lending. “These particular funds will go toward the summer youth program, which is very important. If we instill good values and show our youth how to be a part of the community that will in turn create productive citizens of the future who will be living and working in our community.”

The grant will help fund overall expenses for the program, which introduces middle school students to police operations, team building and leadership skills. Separate two-week camps are offered for males and females each summer.

“Last year there were a couple of mix-ups at the last minute with sponsored lunches that we went ahead and paid for. The budget was also short for uniforms and the promotional brochure. So this grant will help general expenses,” GPCAAA president Dale Haule said.

“CresCom has been a great addition to the Greer Community and we value their partnership with the Greer Police Department and the Youth Police Academy. Without them it would be more difficult for us to continue the Youth Academy. We’re very grateful and look forward to a long relationship with the bank. The staff exemplifies the people of Greer. They’re friendly, giving and don’t expect anything in return. A simple thanks doesn’t seem like really enough.”

GPCAAA members have completed the annual Greer Citizens Police Academy for adults. That intensive 12-week program provides an immersive look into the local department’s divisions and daily work. Alumni association members work to help the department accomplish its mission and objectives.

“The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is a very significant partner for the Greer Police Department. They’re like a small army that assists us in carrying out many of our community functions and communicate to the public what we do as a department and why we do things a certain way,” Greer Police Chief Matt Hamby said. “We’ve had hundreds of citizens go through the Citizens Police Academy and they are invited to become active in the Alumni Association. We’re very grateful for their work.”