The Dayton Police Department is NOW accepting applications for our Citizens Police Academy! The Fall 2021 session will begin on August 26, 2021 and run for 12 weeks. Classes are help on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. Applications close on August 16 at 5pm.
The Citizens Police Academy is held twice a year for Dayton-area residents interested in learning about our police department and working with our officers on projects to promote safety in our community. The program is a unique, hands-on, and interactive experience for people who want to learn more about what police officers do in their day to day work. Students experience police techniques, including handling firearms. Other lessons cover specialized training and practicing problem solving skills that officers use to resolve conflicts they see in the line of duty. There is also an opportunity for students to learn and participate in mock scenarios including traffic stops, evidence collection, and building searches.
Citizen Academy rosters are limited to 20-25 people and participants do have to pass a basic background check.