June 29 Update: The Police Division wishes to thank residents for their interest in this year’s Citizen Police Academy. Having already received more than twice the number of applications than can be accommodated in this year’s program (which is limited due to COVID-19), the division has decided to close the application process early. We hope residents who are unable to participate this fall consider reapplying in 2021, and we thank you for your understanding.
Based on the number of crime shows on TV, the world of policing clearly strikes a chord with many of us. For those of us who chose a different career path but still wonder what it would be like to be in law enforcement, the Police Division’s Citizen Police Academy program provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look each fall.
Citizen Police Academy students learn about crime scene investigations, crime prevention, defensive tactics, firearms safety and training, patrol tactics and traffic stop practices, and more, while getting to meet and spend time with some of UA’s finest. After completing the academy, many alumni have stayed involved with the Police Division, through community outreach activities, fundraising and safety programs.
The 2020 Citizen Police Academy will take place from 6-9 pm on Thursday evenings, beginning September 10 and ending November 19 (no class October 29). Any UA resident or business owner/leader who is over the age of 21 is eligible to apply for this free program, with a maximum of 10 participants selected for the 2020 class.
For additional details and to complete an application form, click here.