The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 9-week program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Blue Springs Police Department.
This free program gives participants an in-depth, educational, fun, and often exciting hands-on look behind the scenes of law enforcement work in their community.
Importance of the Citizen's Police Academy
Community-orientated policing is an important and vital part in
reducing crime in any community. One major objective of the program is
to have graduates become partners with the Police Department to identify
problems and solutions to crime issues that affect Blue Springs.
Academy graduates take their knowledge back to their neighborhoods
where it can be used to enhance the quality of life in our community.
Class 1: Introductions, goals, and objectives; History of Law Enforcement; Building Tour; and Review of Training Required to Become an Officer
Class 2: Crime Scene investigation
Class 3: Dispatch; 911 System; and Report Writing
Class 4: Special Tactical Assistance Team / K-9 / Bike Patrol
Class 5: Constitutional Issues; Courtroom Process
Class 6: Car Stops; Pedestrian Checks and Searches
Class 7: Firearms Training System
Class 8: Firearms Training, Saturday
Class 9: Crime Prevention Overview; Community and Youth Outreach Bureau and Graduation
Classes are held one night a week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate as many schedules as possible. The Citizen’s Police Academy is held 3 times a year and classes fill quickly.
The Citizen’s Police Academy is open to participants that meet the following requirements:
Be at least 18 years of age
Anyone that lives, works, or owns property in Blue Springs
Must not be a convicted felon or have a lengthy or violent criminal history; applicants must pass a criminal history check before admittance into the program
The Citizen’s Academy is not a physically demanding program. Adults of all ages are encouraged to apply.
For enrollment information, please email Sgt. Jeff Sargent or call 816-228-0178.
Graduates of the Blue Springs Citizen's Police Academy are invited to join the Blue Springs Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association. To learn more about the association, please visit the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association page.