Community Police Academy

About the Program

The Community Police Academy is a new redesign of the old "Citizens Academy" offered by the Police Department as an educational tool to show the public the role of modern law enforcement. Participants learn a variety of topics and participate in lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on exercises.

This seven-week program offers an opportunity for dialogue between participants and members of the police department, while exploring a variety of public safety topics. Discover how our police department is structured, go on a ride-along with an officer on patrol and participate in K9 and DUI demos. Every session delves into a new topic, including de-escalation and decision-making techniques, law enforcement tools and technology, and mental health issues. Each week is led by different officers, which gives participants a chance to meet several of those serving their community.

How to Participate

The next class will be held Jan. 16-Feb. 27, 2024. The sessions are held each Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. 

Click here to register for the Community Police Academy. The class is free and available first-come, first-served.


If you have questions about the Community Police Academy, please contact Officer Tim Morin at 763-767-6472 or by email.

Watch the video below to learn more about the program.