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2018 Citizens Academy - Apply Today!


Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy!
Deadline for Application is June 8, 2018.

The Lakeland Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy.  Classes will begin on August 9, 2018 and conclude November 8, 2018 with a graduation ceremony. The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is designed for selected community-oriented citizens to get an up close, behind the scenes look at the services provided by their local police department. This in-depth academy runs for fourteen (14) consecutive weeks with classes meeting every Thursday night from 6:30PM - 9:30PM.

The CPA includes detailed information on police topics such as uniformed patrol, special investigations (i.e., vice and narcotics), crime scene investigation, SWAT, K9 and many other areas of interest. Also included in the curriculum is a tour of the police station and communications center. A firearms familiarization course is covered one Saturday where participants will be given a chance to test their skills at the firing range. The goal of the course is to provide participants with a greater awareness and appreciation of the challenges and decisions faced by Lakeland police officers each day.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, but do not have to reside within the City of Lakeland to be accepted.

Apply today: https://tinyurl.com/y93fvm2h