Citizens Police Academy - Educating the Community

The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is not to recruit citizens to become police officers. The purpose of the class is designed to give citizens a better understanding about law enforcement and how police officers work with the community. The classes in law enforcement provide a way to educate and develop positive relations with the citizens. It is an ongoing process to build community cooperation, understanding, and good will.

Once citizens graduate from the Citizens Police Academy, they can become a member of the Citizens Police Academy Volunteer Program. Volunteers will serve as ambassadors of the police department by donating their time to work on community projects with the police department. Volunteers will continue to give an insider's view into law enforcement sharing the same values and guiding principles of the police department.      
2016 Class Schedule
The Citizens Police Academy is held on Tuesday nights from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for seven consecutive weeks from March 15th to April 26th.  Then a graduation ceremony will be held at a City Commission Meeting with a reception following.

Apply for Citizens Police Academy
We are taking applications for the 2016 Citizens Police Academy. 

  • Download an application form.  
  • Complete application online.