The Citizen's Police Academy is a free 8 week series of classes that is designed to enhance relationships with community members by familiarizing academy participants with the Edmond Police Department, its policies, and practices.
The intent of the Citizen Police Academy is not to train citizens to become police officers, but to show participants first hand the daily responsibilities and expectations of the occupation of police officers and other police staff. Participants ask questions, discuss issues, and view demonstrations.
Citizens Police Academy
Sample Topics Covered Include:
Crime Scene Investigations
Shoot / Don’t Shoot
Use of Force
It is desired that upon completion of the Citizen's Police Academy, participants will have a clearer understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and community interaction expected from police officers and will share their knowledge with others in the community.
Requirements to Attend:
Minimum age of 18 years
No violent or recent criminal record
Candidates are encouraged to attend all classes
Application for Attendance
The Edmond Police Department is not currently accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy. Please check back for information about future Academy dates in 2024.
Location and Cost
There is no cost to participate. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Safety Center located at 100 East First Street. One class will be held at the Edmond Police Department Firearms Range. Please see below for the full schedule.