Police and Public Safety

Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police AcademyThe Cañon City Police Department provides an 8 week Citizens Police Academy each year in April–May and/or October–November. The Academy takes place on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (with the exception of the Firearms Session which will be held on a Saturday from 8am-12pm).

Police officers and personnel present to Academy participants on Police Department Units and Divisions, helping citizens better understand how and why their Police Department works. If you are interested in learning what CCPD is all about from records up to investigations this class is for you! 

The sessions are :
  • Intro to the Cañon City Citizens Police Academy
  • Criminal Justice System, Facility and Grounds Tour
  • School Resource Officer Program, Traffic Law and DUI Enforcement
  • Victim Advocate Services
  • Crime Prevention Unit
  • Records, Animal Control
  • Patrol Operations
  • Crime Scene Investigation and Processing (not for the squeamish)
  • DNA and Evidence Processing
  • Officer Safety
  • Use of Force and Arrest Control
  • Fire Arms Session
Cañon City residents can complete a Citizens Police Academy Application  at anytime to participate in the Academy, and if accepted, are asked to commit to the entire series in order to receive a Certificate of Completion and sign up for Ride Alongs. A basic background check will be done on all interested applicants.

For more information on the Police Academy, contact the Crime Prevention Unit.