Citizens Police Academy

Education for Community Partnership

Apply by September 17, 2021

Application – PDF
Application – Word Doc

What is a Citizens Police Academy?

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a program designed to educate the Citizens of Juneau by providing an inside view of police work in an 8-week series of classes.  Topics range from the recruitment process to special unit functions.  Some of the classes will include live demonstrations.  A Certificate of Achievement will be given at the end of the 8-week course.

Some Topics Covered:

  • Legal Issues
  • Community Policing
  • Patrol Functions
  • Special Unit Functions
  • Special Team Functions
  • Use Of Force
  • Electives: Ride along with a patrol officer
  • Electives: Firearms – simulator

Why Should I Attend?

The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to give the public a working knowledge of the Juneau Police Department.

The academy consists of a series of classes and demonstrations held once a week, on a designated evening.  Each session is three-hours in length.  The classes will be taught  by various members of the Juneau Police Department.

The goal of the academy is to promote a better relationship between the police department and the community, resulting in a clearer understanding of what the community can expect from the police department.

Details and How to Apply

Classes are 6:00pm-9:00pm every Thursday for 8 weeks, beginning October 14, 2021 until December 16, 2021.  The classes will be held at the Juneau Police Department (6255 Alaway Ave).  There will not be classes on Veterans day (November 11) and Thanksgiving (November 25).

To apply, submit an application by the deadline noted on the left.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Space is limited to 16 students.  If someone applies, but we have exceeded capacity, we will hold another session.

A background check will be conducted on each applicant.  The Juneau Police Department reserves the right to deny entry to the Academy based on findings from the background check.

For more information email Lieutenant Scott Erickson,