Police Development Program

Appalachian Police Department Capt. K.C. Mitchell, far right in back row, and Detective Tina Dunn, far left in middle row, with the 2019 graduates of the Appalachian Police Academy — part of Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Police Officer Development Program (APDP). Pictured, from front row to back row, left to right, are graduates Anthony Gibbs, of Wake Forest; Connor Malmstrom, of Concord; Brandon Southard, of Kernersville; John Sanders, of Durham; Abigail Rivera, of Durham; Haley Triplette, of

Appalachian Police Academy celebrates second graduating class
Oct 1, 2019

Fifteen recruits graduated from the Appalachian State University Police Academy in August and all passed the examination to become certified North Car...

The inaugural Law Enforcement Agency of the Year Award presented to the Appalachian State University Police Department by the North Carolina Police Executives Association (NCPEA).

App State Police Department honored as NCPEA Law Enforcement Agency of the Year
Jul 25, 2019

The Appalachian State University Police Department (APD) was honored as the Law Enforcement Agency of the Year by the North Carolina Police Executives...

Bayley Plummer ’19, a recent graduate of Appalachian’s B.S. in criminal justice program who is continuing her Appalachian education by pursuing an MPA. She will continue to work part-time security shifts as an Appalachian police cadet while she earns her graduate degree and plays one more season as a center/forward for the Mountaineers women’s basketball team. Photo by Chase Reynolds

APDP cadet Bayley Plummer gives her all in the classroom, on the court and in the community
Jul 11, 2019

Bayley Plummer ’19, a recent graduate of Appalachian State University’s B.S. in criminal justice program from Thomasville, may have found her path...

Bryce Helms

Bryce Helms — from Appalachian police cadet to full-time APD officer
Feb 19, 2019

As the Appalachian State University Police Department (APD) prepares to welcome new cadets to its Appalachian Police Officer Development Program ...

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Appalachian Police Development Program featured on FYI Podcast
Jan 24, 2019

Emily Bausch: Hey App State. I'm Emily Bausch with University Communications and I'd like to welcome you to FYI, a podcast that fills you in on the pr...

Appalachian State University junior Madison Cook, from Apex, provides security coverage at a Mountaineers football game. She is a graduate of the Appalachian Police Academy, part of the university’s Appalachian Police Development Program, which was created to equip Appalachian students with the knowledge, skills and training to become law enforcement officers. Photo by Marie Freeman

With App State Police, Madison Cook follows in family footsteps of service
Dec 12, 2018

Junior Madison Cook , a part-time police officer with Appalachian State University Police,  has a deep-seated desire to serve and help others, a ...

The graduates from the Appalachian Police Academy — part of Appalachian State University’s new Appalachian Police Development Program (APDP). Graduates are: Elijah Baker, Chase Bowman, Thomas-Ross Cloer, Madison Cook, Brendan Counts, Michael Dunmire, Patrick Fee, Cintya Garcia, John “Jack” Greene, Bryce Helms, Austin Joyce, Brandon Kelsey, Sam Mueck, Lena Nguyen, Ferrin Page, Clayton Robert, Ryan Ruff, Joseph Scott, Trevor Smith, Samuel Upton and Joshua Warren. Also pictured: Chief Andy Stephenson, Lt. K.C.

App State holds its first police cadet graduation
Aug 29, 2018

Twenty-one police cadets graduated from App State’s first police academy program after 13 weeks of training with a majority of graduates continuing ...

New Police Development Program to train the ‘policing leaders of tomorrow’ at Appalachian
Jul 19, 2018

In May, 24 Appalachian State University students began the rigorous training and education at the Appalachian State University Police Academy to becom...

Chief Andy Stephenson

App State to create police academy, second of its kind in the nation
Feb 16, 2018

The Appalachian State University Police Department is starting a police academy for students, known as the App State Police Department Police Developm...