Citizens Police Academy

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:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Firearms
  • Shoot / Don’t Shoot
  • Special Investigations
  • 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.


More Information

For more information regarding our Citizens Police Academy, please contact Sgt. Randy Payne.