Police Citizens Academy

This is a free eight-week course, offered every spring, designed to strengthen relations between the police and the community. Participants gain firsthand experience on being an officer.

Participants have an opportunity to learn about many different aspects of law enforcement, such as Criminal Investigations, DWI Enforcement, Drug Task Force, Firearm Training Simulator (FATS), Traffic Enforcement, and Radar Use.  They get to meet a Hennepin County Medical Examiner, watch a K-9 Demonstration, and tour the Hennepin County Dispatch Center in Plymouth.  They learn Use of Force and the laws that govern police weaponry and squads. They'll view a Taser X26 demonstration, and tour both the fire and police station. Additionally, participants will get CPR lessons and learn how to use an AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator).

If you are interested in more information contact Officer Ben Nelson. The 2024 class will start in March; we are accepting reservations.

A view of the Police Citizen's Academy Class of 2023.
A view of the 2022 class.