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Citizens Police Academy

The Spring 2019 Citizens Police Academy NOW FULL!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your Arvada Police Department? You can by attending the Arvada Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy (CPA).

CPA instructors include police officers and other police department employees who lecture, teach and provide hands-on participation in such areas as traffic stops, crime scene investigation, building searches, and officer survival. Other topics covered include internal affairs, media relations, preserving evidence, SWAT and dispatch. One of the most exciting aspects of the CPA is an optional ride-along with a police officer.

Class size is limited, so complete your application early. If you have any questions, please call Alicia Montero at 720-898-6660.

One academy class (spring only) is held each year.

"The Citizen's Police Academy will give you more admiration for all that the police department does for our community." - Bob R.

Apply to the Citizen's Police Academy

To ensure acceptance in the Arvada Police Citizen Police Academy, please complete the following application and registration process:

  • Step 1) Application - Fill out the online application form that follows. Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required to submit the form.
  • Step 2) Letter of Acceptance - Once your application has been processed and accepted, you will be sent a Letter of Acceptance approximately two weeks prior to the start of class. This letter will provide you with the beginning date, time and location of the first class.
  • Step 3) Participant's Permit/Promise to Release - Along with the letter of acceptance, you will receive the "Participant's Permit/Promise to Release" form. You will need to thoroughly read this form, date and sign it, and bring it with you to the first night of the class.



Applicant Personal Information
First Name *
Applicant Address and Contact Information
Applicant Employer Information
Other Information

The Arvada Police Department will conduct a criminal background investigation on each applicant.