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Are you 16-21, enrolled full-time in high school/college and interested in learning more about police patrol operations, SWAT, use of force, K-9, investigations, and more? Check out our Youth Citizens' Police Academy.

September - November
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m., plus two Saturday classes (time tba)

The Citizens Police Academy is a unique concept in law enforcement and community relations. As part of a continuing commitment to develop citizen awareness and understanding of the role of law enforcement, the Albany Police Department has designed an academy course for citizens of all backgrounds and occupations. Successful applicants must be 18 years or older and pass a criminal background check.

The Citizens Academy consists of interactive classroom and "hands-on" instruction. Topics include, but are not limited to: patrol procedures, investigation skills, K-9 unit, building searches, crime prevention, and use of firearms.

The Academy is free.

How to Apply

  • Applications for this year's Academy will be accepted starting Summer 2020.
  • Each applicant must complete an application form.
  • For additional information please call the Albany Police Department at 541-917-7680.
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