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 Tuesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at:

Goodyear Police Ops Building

Community Room

11 N. 145th Ave.

Goodyear, AZ 85338

 Next academy Spring of 2019 – Check back for future dates 

The application period for the fall Citizens Academy is now open and applications are now being accepted. Please click on Fall 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. Benker at 623-882-7463 or email Sgt. Benker  with "Citizens Police Academy" in the subject line.


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