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!
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
Crime Scene Investigation and Processing (not for the squeamish)
DNA and Evidence Processing
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.