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Citizens Academy

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In the department’s effort to make Shakopee a safe and fun place to live and work, the department constantly strives to enhance its relationship with the community. To strengthen its partnership with the community, the department’s Citizens Academy provides participants the ability (through practical application) to gain perspective on the many challenges faced by law enforcement officers. 

The six-week program is designed to provide residents insight on the inner working of the Shakopee Police Department. Participants will be exposed to several facets of the police department and participate in several of the same training programs through which Shakopee police officers experience.

Advanced Citizens Academy 2019

Due to the success of the Shakopee Police Department Citizens Police Academy, we’re introducing an Advanced Citizens Police Academy.

The three-week course meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 16-30. The advanced academy will give participants a deeper look into the work our law enforcement officers perform as first responders. During the sessions, participants will learn how to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives, practice shooting targets with Simunition guns and tour the Scott County jail. 

The advanced academy is limited to 15 participants and only open to graduates of our annual Citizens Police Academy program.  An additional background check of all applicants will be completed to ensure the safety and confidentiality of law-enforcement specific material. All applicants must be over 18. 

Advanced Citizens Academy 2019 Application [PDF]

More information: Contact the Crime Prevention Office at 952-233-9441