Applications being accepted for Fort Collins Citizen Police Academy

Fort Collins Police Services is accepting applications for the annual Citizen Police Academy which is scheduled to begin August 29. This is a great opportunity for citizens from all segments of the community to learn more about their police department.

Academy participants must be eighteen years of age or older. There is no fee for the academy – just a commitment to attend all classes. Space is limited to twenty participants.

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The Citizen Police Academy focuses on how Fort Collins police operate in the community. Law enforcement is a profession that is continually changing and evolving. This program will allow citizens to experience conditions similar to those experienced by police officers in their training and on the job.

Participants meet one evening a week for eleven weeks. Training topics will include segments on the department’s K-9 unit, gang unit, crime scene investigations, officer survival techniques, the District One project and many other components of the policing in Fort Collins. Participants are additionally asked to ride with a police officer at least once.

For applications or additional information, contact Sergeant Doug Smith at 970-221-6832 or at The deadline for submission of applications is July 19.