The Kissimmee Police Department offers an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of their police department. The Kissimmee Citizen Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.
Participants receive two hours of training one evening each week for approximately 9 weeks based on the schedule. They experience some of the highlights of police training and are exposed to the operations of the police department. Participants are introduced to the basics of criminal law, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects. They learn about the processing of a crime scene, how police canines are used, and are exposed to many of the specialty police units. CPA participants meet and talk with many of the street officers as well as the command staff and training staff that serves them. All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment.
Students leave this training with a greater understanding of the police mission and with an increased ability to see how the police serve the community.
This program is not an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer.
The 2018 Citizen's Police Academy is now open. Applications will be accepted until February 2, 2018 and classes start February 21, 2018. To submit an application, click the link below and either mail or drop off your completed application to the Kissimmee Police Department.
For more information on the Kissimmee Police Department's Citizen Police Academy contact the Media and Public Relations Office at 407-847-0176 ext. 3670 or click here to send an e-mail.