Citizen Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy provides community members with an inside look at local law enforcement. While attending the academy, students will be introduced to a variety of topics as part of the curriculum.

The academy is designed to give community members an overview of the police department’s function and operational procedures. The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to a traditional police academy.

Academy classes are taught mostly by police officers. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the Chief of Police and staff members, and are encouraged to ask questions and express ideas. The goal is to strengthen the relationship with our community by giving our citizens a better understanding of police department operations, and how we can work together.

Curriculum Topics
The curriculum will consist of topics such as:
  • 911 Center/Communications
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Identity Theft
  • Many Related Topics
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Special Operations
  • Traffic/DUI Investigations
  • Use of Force
Participant Selection
The Citizen Police Academy participants are selected by the Chief of Police through an application process. Applications can be obtained at the Police Department. Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following criteria:
  • A minimum age of 18 years old
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
  • Reside or work in the City of Republic
Any requirement may be waived or modified upon review and approval of the Chief of Police.

More Information
For additional information about this program call the Police Department 417-732-3900.