Citizens' Police Academy

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Citizens' Police Academy

The Citizens' Police Academy is a revolutionary concept in law enforcement and community relations. As part of a continuing program to develop citizen awareness and understanding of the role of law enforcement, the Goodyear Police Department created a Citizens' Police Academy designed for citizens of all backgrounds and occupations.

It is a 10 week, training program including both classroom and “hands-on” instruction. Classes are held once a week for approximately 3 hours and include a tour of the county jail and police facilities, role playing scenarios, constitutional law, gang awareness, and demonstrations by specialized police units. Graduates of this course will be better informed citizens and be in a position to relate their experience to friends and co-workers. They will also have the opportunity to express their concerns to police employees.


The 10-week course meets on Thursday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at:

Goodyear Police Ops Building

Community Room

11 N. 145th Ave.

Goodyear, AZ 85338

 Next session starts: Spring 2018

Graduation date: Spring 2018

Citizens' Police Academy Course Outline

The 2018 Spring Academy application period will open soon, please check back

The application period for the spring Citizens' Academy will open soon, at which time, applications will be accepted. Please click on Spring 2018 Academy application link below. Print and fill out application and return to the Police window at the Goodyear Police Ops Building: 11 N. 145th Ave.

Applications are ONLY accepted during the specified enrollment period.

If you have any questions or for more information about the academy please contact:
Sgt. Braughton at 623-882-7362 or email Sgt. Braughton  with "Citizens' Police Academy" in the subject line.


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