The Citizen Academy is a 9-week educational, citizen involvement activity designed by the Police and Fire Departments as part of their goal to be involved with the residents that they serve. The goal of this class is to promote understanding between citizens and police officers and fire fighters regarding their respective needs and concerns. By promoting this understanding it is hoped that the citizens and police and fire departments will work better together.

This is a unique opportunity for citizens to experience a taste of police and fire training through classroom participation and practical exercises. Some areas of training include narcotics investigation, traffic crash investigation, crime scene processing, firearms, first aid, fire science, vehicle extraction, fire attack, and more. Role-playing is done to emphasize the training.

The Academy is open to residents age 18 and over who complete the application process and sign a liability waiver. It should be noted that physical activity will be required when doing some of the practical exercises. There is no cost to attend the Academy. Participants will receive a Public Safety Citizens Academy T-Shirt to be worn on academy nights. The class is limited to 20 participants.

Please check back or our social media platforms for when the next class will be scheduled.

Please contact Officer Steve Michael at 314-830-6042 or email at