Parker area residents are invited to attend the Police Department’s free 13-week Citizen’s Police Academy program. This program gives participants first-hand information about how the Police Department operates. Classes will focus on criminal law, mounted patrol, evidence, dispatch, traffic laws, accident reconstruction, DUI laws, K-9, youth education programs and many other topics. In addition to the interactive classes, there is an optional trip to the law enforcement firearms training facility where participants will have the opportunity to fire weapons used by the police officers. All attendees will also be invited to participate in a graduation at the end of the program.
This informative and fun class requires a commitment of one night a week from 6 to 8 p.m. for 13 weeks. All classes are held on Thursday nights, with the optional Saturday class at the shooting range.
Participation is limited to 40 people ages 18 and older and Town of Parker residents will be given priority. Anyone who does not get into the current class will be added to a wait list and given priority registration for the next class.
Participation in the Parker Police Citizen’s Academy is a privilege and not a guarantee for members of the public. Any criteria not met regarding background requirements, disruptive class room behavior, actions that detract from a positive learning environment, or failing to participate in the program may result in being removed from participation at any time.
All applicants are subject to a background check. Anyone with the following convictions on their criminal record will not be considered for participation:
Any felony conviction.
Any sexual assault against an adult or child at any time.
Any domestic violence conviction
Citizens Offering Parker Police Support (COPPS)
Graduates of the Citizen’s Police Academy have the opportunity to stay involved and support the Parker Police Department by joining Citizen’s Offering Parker Police Support (COPPS), a registered 501(c)3. Click here for information about COPPS, their contributions to the Town of Parker or to make a donation.
2020 Spring Academy
The 2020 Spring Academy runs every Thursday from February 20-May 14.
Registration has closed for the 2020 spring academy. Please watch our website and social media accounts for information about our fall academy.