Citizens Police Academy - Educating the Community
The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to give citizens a better understanding about law enforcement and how police officers work within the community. The classes in law enforcement provide a fun and interactive way to educate and develop positive relations with our citizens. It is an ongoing process to build community cooperation, understanding, and good will; the Citizens Police Academy definitely adds to the educational process! Once citizens graduate from the Citizens Police Academy, they can become a member of the Citizens Police Academy Volunteer Program. Volunteers will serve as ambassadors of the police department by donating their time to work on community projects with the police department. Volunteers will continue to give an insider’s view into law enforcement sharing the same values and guiding principles of the police department.
The Citizens Police Academy is held on Tuesday nights from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for six consecutive weeks starting in March. The graduation ceremony will be held at the City Commission Meeting in May at 6:30 p.m.
The class is absolutely free and dinner is provided nightly at no cost to the class members!
Apply for Citizens Police Academy
We are currently taking applications for the 2020 Citizens Police Academy and you may sign up below for the class. The cut off date is March 1, 2020 or until the class is full. There are only 20 slots available so sign up today!
Criteria that must be met to be eligible for the Citizens Police Academy:
- Must be eighteen years of age
- Must be a resident or work in Goodlettsville
- No felony convictions
- No convictions for DUI, possession or sale of any controlled substance, or for any offense involving moral turpitude.
- Participation in five of the seven weeks of the class.
- Download an application form (PDF)
- Complete application online (PDF)