Citizens Police Academy

About the Academy

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

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!

Citizens Police Academy

Academy Session

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

Requirements for Applying

Cañon City residents can complete a Citizens Police Academy Application (PDF) at any time 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.