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Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy
Do you want insight about how the Lakewood Police Department performs its duties, makes decisions and serves the community? Do you have an interest in learning more about police ethics, SWAT, gangs, traffic enforcement, narcotics, patrol procedures, K-9, crime scene investigations and more? Since its inception in 1989, the Citizen Police Academy has been successful in strengthening bonds between the community and the Police Department. The Academy reveals aspects of policing not generally known to the public, and it improves the understanding of what it's like to be a police agent.

Graduates of the academy may apply to assist the department in a variety of interesting efforts. Newly gained understanding of the Police Department will enable you to invest your energy and talent for the good of our community. Find more information at our Get Involved - Volunteer! link on the left menu.

If you are interested, fill out the form to the right. Please understand all applicants will undergo a background check prior to acceptance.

Citizen academies are offered in the spring and fall. For the next upcoming class, watch the events feature on the right side of this page for "Citizen Police Academy".

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Contact Information:

Volunteer Coordinator
445 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: (303) 987-7105 | Email:


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Do I need to complete the Citizen Police Academy in order to volunteer?
Are volunteers sworn police officers? Do they use weapons?


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