Citizen Police Academy


MPD Citizens' Police Academy

Are you interested in learning more about the Montgomery Police Department?

The Montgomery Police Department offers citizens the chance to experience what it’s like to be a police officer through its Citizen Police Academy. The Academy is a free program for any citizen in the Montgomery area. 

Created in May 2006, the MPD Citizen’s Police Academy gives citizens a new insight and understanding into how law enforcement officers perform their duties, as well as how the department serves the community.   The CPA program is intended to open the lines of communication between the Community and the Police Department. Generally, the relationship between the police and the citizen is one of “love/hate”.

**The Citizens’ Police Academy is NOT an offer of employment. The objective of the Academy is not to train an individual to be a “Reserve Police Officer” but to produce informed citizens.

 Mission and Goal

The mission and goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to assist the community in better understanding of police training, procedures and philosophy, and operations through classroom and hands-on training conducted by MPD Community Policing Bureau officers.  Our goal is to build a closer bond with our residents and business community. Once you have taken this course, you will have a different outlook on the Montgomery Police Department!!


Requirements for participation in the program are:

  • Applicant must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must work or live in the City of Montgomery area.
  • Must complete an application and be approved.
  • Attend weekly classes.


Course Description

 The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a free 11-week program that meets once a week for three hours.  The academy provides hands-on training classes in a friendly atmosphere.  The classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; at the Montgomery Police Department Academy, location on Mildred Street.  The classes/sessions cover a wide variety of subjects from basic law enforcement and their role in the community. Course curriculum: Criminal & Constitutional Law, Ethics, SWAT, K-9 Demonstrations, Patrol ride-along, and much more.  Participants who complete the training course are presented a certification of completion from the Chief of Police at the last session.

 Interested in attending?

 If interested , please contact the following:


  • Community Policing Bureau @ (334) 240-4800 (office)
  • Pick  up an application @ 320 N. Ripley Street, Montgomery AL. 36104
  • To obtain an application to attend the Citizen Police Academy click on the link below. 

 Citizen Police Academy Application


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