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Citizens' Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

Citizens’ Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

Ever wonder what it is like to be a police officer? The Cedar Rapids Police Department will answer that question and many others while you attend the Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA). The CPA will be held on Wednesday, September 18 through November 20, 2019.  The CPA meets every Wednesday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The program is directed toward citizens who live or work in Cedar Rapids. The goal of the program is not to train citizens to be police officers, but to increase the understanding between citizens and the Police Department. Participants gain an understanding of how the department accomplishes its mission on a daily basis.

The CPA is an informative learning process that provides an opportunity for citizens to receive 10 weeks of both classroom and field instruction regarding the various responsibilities that police officers perform.  These classes will include information about the K-9 Unit, Bomb Squad, Special Response Team, polygraph, criminal investigations, defensive driving and more. 

Participants must be at least 18 years of age. An investigation of an applicant’s criminal history will be completed prior to acceptance into the CPA. Advance registration is required along with a $30 check/cash/money order for supplies. The class is limited to 20 people, so sign up quickly.  The class has a few spots still available! 

Information and applications are available on the Police Department’s website at www.cedar-rapids.org/police.  For further information, contact the Police Department at (319) 286-5425 or l.faircloth@cedar-rapids.org.


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