Citizens Police Academy

The Dayton Police Department Citizens Police Academy has a new format! 

Instead of a twice a year 12-week course, we are now doing interactive classes all year long!

To better serve our community, we have expanded our curriculum to add more hands-on workshops and updated classes to provide more opportunities for everyone to participate.  The Citizens Academy is for people who want to learn more about what police officers do in their day-to-day work. Students can experience a multitude of classes including, including handling firearms, traffic stop scenarios, evidence collection, and building searches... just to name a few.

Everyone must attend the core course 'The Dayton Police Experience' before moving on to the hands-on classes.

Citizen Academy class rosters are limited and participants must pass a basic background check for a many of the classes. Participants can attend as many of the classes as they choose.  Most classes are held in the evenings & Saturdays at the Dayton Police Academy.

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