Have you ever wondered what it would like to be a Police Officer?

The London Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy gives you that chance!

***The London Police Department is NOT currently accepting applications to the Citizen’s Academy. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for an announcement for when we open up the process***

What is the Citizen’s Academy?

The 10-Week Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is held on Tuesdays from 6-9pm. This is a FREE course is designed to educate the public in the operations of the London Police Department (LPD), while also giving the Department an opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from the community. The purpose of the Academy is to increase understanding between the LPD and community members who reside inside or outside of London through education and interaction.

Participants will become familiar with various facets of the LPD and gain insight into law enforcement’s role in the criminal justice system and the daily work of police employees. With increased understanding, London’s community and police can work together and achieve realistic solutions to neighborhood issues relating to crime.

This class is both fun and educational and often challenges the myths and images of law enforcement by providing a realistic view and hands-on knowledge of police procedures.

Who can participate?

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must pass a records check.
  • Individuals who are active in their communities are encouraged to apply. 

Instructors are officers and personnel from the Department who are experts in their fields. The classroom atmosphere is positive and highly interactive. Students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss topics of interest with instructors. The last week of the Academy will be a graduation ceremony where family and friends are encouraged to attend. 

By teaming up together, citizens and local law enforcement, we can improve the safety of our City!

Topics presented during the CPA include:

  • London City Policing Overview
  • K-9 Operations
  • Patrol Tactics & Safety
  • Traffic Stops/DUI Investigation
  • Firearms/Use of Force
  • Crime Scene Investigations/Narcotics