Citizens Police Academy

Questions to Consider 

Here are some questions to consider if you are interested in joining the Citizens Police Academy: 

  • Would you like to learn more about the criminal justice system and how a police department operates?
  • Would you like to learn more about the Police Department and the way in which it serves your community?
  • Would you like to see a K-9 and police horse demonstration or actually experience making traffic stop?

If your answer to these questions is "Yes!," and you like to have fun, then the Citizen's Police Academy is for you. Best of all it's free!

Group gathered for CPA class
Instructor teaching CPA class

Citizen's Police Academy

Purpose of the Academy

 The Academy is designed to increase understanding between citizens and the Police Department through education. Our intent is to educate citizen's on the challenges that today's law enforcement officers face. With better understanding it is easier for Police and citizen's to find realistic solutions to neighborhood problems.

Academy Session Teachers & Included Subjects

The instructors are actual police officers from the Department who teach in their own area of expertise. Each has years of training and experience. The sessions include demonstrations by the K-9 Unit and others, information about gangs, traffic enforcement, use of force, investigations, and much more! 

Students are encouraged to participate in several exercises designed to place students into the shoes of police officers. These exercises mock investigations, mock traffic stops, and more.

DUI Demonstration - Girl walking on line