Citizen Police Academy

The Glendale Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy is a free program designed for citizens of Glendale and members of the business community. This program allows attendees to experience an inside view of the Glendale Police Department and the different roles and responsibilities of both our sworn officers and civilian employees. During the 12-week program, attendees will meet the men and women of this department, see what they do to help make our community safe, and even get some hands-on experience with the tools and equipment they use.

Citizen Police Academy
The Glendale Police Department is accepting applications for the 2021 Citizen Police Academy. The Fall program is scheduled to begin in August 2021. Space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Shepherd, Academy Coordinator, at [email protected].

Course curriculum includes:

  • Uniformed patrol
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • D.U.I. recognition
  • Tactical operations
  • Use of K-9's
  • Police driving techniques
  • Firearms training
  • Investigations
  • Police Detention Facility and Operations
  • Police Communications
  • Community Action Teams
  • Volunteer and Career Opportunities

 Program requirements:

  • Participants must be 18 years or older and able to attend a 12-week program, comprised of Wednesday evening classes, two Tuesday evenings and one Saturday Class.

Application Process:

  • Click here to download an application for the Citizen Police Academy (PDF)

As part of the application process all applicants must be fingerprinted. Please bring your completed application along with a photo ID to the Main Public Safety building during fingerprint service hours.

Fingerprint service hours vary. Please call ahead at (623) 930-3099.

Main Public Safety Building

Glendale Police Department
6835 North 57th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

For further information, please contact Marie Shepherd, Volunteer Coordinator, at (623) 930-3282 or by email at [email protected].