Citizen Police Academy

Once a year, the Sierra Vista Police Department holds an academy, which starts in August. The Citizen Police Academy is a great way for citizens to gain an insider’s view to law enforcement operations. Class is held once a week, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for twelve consecutive weeks. There is no cost to the public.

The program is a revolutionary concept in law enforcement and police/community relations. It is designed to bring citizens into the classroom and give them a better understanding of law enforcement. The program is intended for citizens of all backgrounds and occupations.

The application packets can be downloaded or picked up at the Police Department reception desk which is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).  Please be sure to completely fill out, and submit, all four forms in the application packet.

Students will be involved with numerous activities including touring the police facility and Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, hands-on simulated weapons training, evidence processing, and participating in a ride-along with an on-duty police officer and/or observing in our Dispatch bureau. Some other information and topics covered throughout the academy include traffic accident investigations, gang activity, constitutional law, arrest & control techniques, drug investigations, DUI enforcement, Police Department Tactical Team, K9 Officer and the Police Department Dispatch Bureau.

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