Community Police Academy

About the Program

The Community Police Academy is a new redesign of the old "Citizens Academy" offered by the Police Department as an educational tool to show the public the role of modern law enforcement. Participants learn a variety of topics and participate in lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on exercises.

This six-week program offers an opportunity for dialogue between participants and members of the police department, while exploring a variety of public safety topics. Discover how our police department is structured, go on a ride-along with an officer on patrol and participate in K9 and DUI demos. Every session delves into a new topic, including de-escalation and decision-making techniques, law enforcement tools and technology, and mental health issues. Each week is led by different officers, which gives participants a chance to meet several of those serving their community.

How to Participate

The next class dates have not yet been determined.  


If you have questions about the Community Police Academy, please contact Officer Tim Morin at 763-767-6472 or by email.

Watch the video below to learn more about the program.