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Citizens Police Academy Class

Welcome to the Citizens Police Academy

The University of Kentucky Police Department has created an opportunity for citizens to gain insight into the daily functions and responsibilities of our law enforcement personnel.  The Citizens Police Academy mission is to utilize this educational opportunity to foster a more cohesive relationship between law enforcement officers and the campus community.  Graduates will be able to share knowledge gained with others in the community, thereby helping others become more familiar with police practices.

Course Description

The Academy is comprised of a series of three hour courses offered over a ten week period.  An Academy class will be offered at least once during each school semester.  Upon attendance, participants will take part in a formal graduation ceremony.  Instructors have been selected based on their respective fields of expertise.  The following is a list of topics presented during the Citizen Police Academy:

  • University Policing Overview
  • Criminal Procedure
  • K-9 Operations
  • Firearms / Use of Force
  • DUI
  • Dignitary Protection Team (DPT)
  • Crisis Management and Preparedness
  • Joint Terrorism Task Force
  • Traffic Stops

Course material will be presented through lecture, audio-visual aids, and interactive scenarios.  There is no charge for taking part in the Citizen Police Academy and a light dinner will be served.

Participant Eligibility

  • 18 years or older, and pass a background investigation.

Prospective participants will be expected to complete a course application and submit to an electronic background check.

Course Availability

Please watch our Facebook page for announcements about upcoming CPA classes and to get other great information from your University of Kentucky Police Department.
The next series of Citizens Police Academy classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Jan. 25 - April 12. We will not meet the week of March 15 or April 5.

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