Citizens Police Academy

CPA FLYERClasses will be approximately three hours in length, meeting every Thursday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The goal of the department’s Citizen Police Academy is to enhance communication and understanding between the department and citizens. In an overall approach to community policing, citizens will participate and learn about their police department, its mission and goals, and the men and women of the department who serve the community on a daily basis.

Each week, students will learn about different aspects of law enforcement to include: laws of arrest, patrol techniques, domestic violence and crisis intervention, firearms safety, crime scene management, and traffic enforcement. Students will be given many opportunities for hands-on learning both in and outside of the actual classroom.

Once students graduate, our goal is to have a continued partnership.  Interested graduates will be given the opportunity to continue as volunteers and help assist police with different city functions.  They will be a part of a group called “Citizens on Patrol.”  More information about the goals and requirements of this group will be detailed during academy classes.

To attend the Citizen Police Academy, individuals must complete the Citizen Police Academy Application. Once complete, you must return it to the Duluth Police Department. Parts of the application require a Notary present and for the form to be notarized. For your convenience, our Records Department can notarize this for you (during normal business hours).

For questions or for more details about the Citizens Police Academy, please email Sergeant Parrish at sparrish@duluthpd.com.