Citizen's Police Academy

Deerfield Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy 

Engaging and Educating the Community

The Citizen’s Police Academy is an eight week program designed to enhance communication between the police department and the community. Participants are instructed in a variety of law enforcement topics by officers who specialize in those areas. In addition, participants have the option of riding with an officer on patrol and participating in hands on activities. 

Class Sessions 

Classes are held once a week from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Police Department for eight weeks. Sessions are limited to 16 participants to facilitate discussion. 

The Academy is FREE to attend! 

Who Can Attend 

The Citizen’s Police Academy is open to anyone who: 

  • Is 18 years of age or older 
  • Lives or works in Deerfield 

A background check is completed on all applicants. The Deerfield Police Department reserves the right to deny enrollment to applicants with a criminal history. 

Subjects Covered 

Over twenty topics are covered in the class including: 

  • Hiring and Training of Officers
  • DUI and Traffic Enforcement 
  • Major Crash Assistance Team
  • Criminal Investigations 
  • Patrol Duties 
  • Department Administration 
  • And Much More 

Check back for information on upcoming sessions!