Citizen's Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy programs are designed to acquaint community members, who are not sworn police officers with the activities of their local police department. Programs vary by department. One common feature is the option to 'ride along' with a police officer for a shift to see what a day as a police officer is like.

Typical Citizen Police Academy content could include:
  • Air Support
  • Cadet Training
  • Department Organization and Ethics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Firearms Training
  • Forensics
  • Homicide
  • K-9 Demonstrations
  • Overview of the Legal System - Criminal/Constitutional Law
  • Recruiting
  • Traffic/DUI Enforcement
  • Use of Force - Patrol Procedures