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.
The curriculum will consist of topics such as:
Crime Scene Investigation
Many Related Topics
Use of Force
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.
For additional information about this program call the Police Department 417-732-3900.