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Join the Citizens' Police Academy!

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.

CPA is a free 11-week program that meets once a week for three hours, on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The academy provides hands-on training classes in a friendly atmosphere. 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.

**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.


  • 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.

Interested in attending?

Citizen Police Academy Application

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