Citizen's Police Academy



2013 Fall Academy is FULL


2014 class information

The Spring Class is scheduled to be held from March 12, 2014 through May 21, 2014

The Fall Class will be held from September 10, 2014 through November 19, 2014

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your Arvada Police Department? You can by attending the Arvada Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy (CPA).

The next academy is March 12, 2014 through May 21, 2014.

The academy meets on 11 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., in either a classroom setting or in the field to provide participants with some insight into many aspects of police work. One of the primary goals of the academy is to educate citizens on community problem solving, availability of police resources, law enforcement tools and community programs.

CPA instructors include police officers and other police department employees who lecture, teach and provide hands-on participation in such areas as traffic stops, crime scene investigation, building searches and officer survival. Other topics covered include internal affairs, media relations, preserving evidence, SWAT and dispatch. One of the most exciting aspects of the CPA is an optional ride-along with a police officer.

Those who wish to participate in the CPA can visit to complete an application form. Class size is limited, so complete your application early. If you have any questions, please call Debbie Medina at 720.898.6660.

Two academy classes (spring and fall) are held each year.


Fall Citizen's Police Academy (full) begins

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 

classes run every Wednesday night through November 20, 2013


Apply to the Citizen's Police Academy


To ensure acceptance in the Arvada Police Citizen Police Academy, Please complete the following application and registration process:

Step 1) Application - Please fill out the online Citizen's Police Academy application form that follows. Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required to submit the form.

Step 2) Letter of Acceptance - Once your application has been processed and accepted, you will then be sent a Letter of Acceptance approximately two weeks prior to the start of class. This letter will provide you with the beginning date, time and location of the first class.

Step 3) Participant's Permit/Promise to Release - Along with the letter of acceptance, you will receive the "Participant's Permit/Promise to Release" form. You will need to thoroughly read this form then date and sign the bottom. Once you have completed this, please remember to bring this form with you to the first night of the class.

Applicant Personal Information
Applicant Address and Contact Information
Applicant Employer Information
Other Information

The Arvada Police Department will conduct a criminal background investigation on each applicant.


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