Citizens' Police Academy



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 of 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 each Thursday,  March 9 - May 11, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at:

Goodyear Police Ops Building

11 N. 145th Ave.

Goodyear, AZ 85338.


Next session starts: March 9, 2017

Graduation date: May 11, 2017


Citizens' Police Academy Course Outline


Application period for the spring Citizens' Academy is now closed and the class is full. Please check back for information about the Fall 2017 Academy.

Applications are ONLY accepted during the specified enrollment period... Spring 2017 Academy is now closed.

If you have any questions or for more information about the academy please contact:

Lieutenant Garner at 623-882-7449

or email Lieutenant Garner  with "Citizens' Police Academy" in the subject line.


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