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Citizens Academy

What is the Brooklyn Park Police Citizens Academy?

Get a behind-the-scenes look and understanding of how your police department works. Citizens Academy is a way teach and show everyday folks how the Brooklyn Park Police Department works on a daily basis.

Graduates will receive a certificate of completion.

Brooklyn Park Police Citizen Academy


  • A 10-week course that meets one night per week for 2.5 hours
  • Two sessions are held each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.
    • Spring session: Tuesdays, February 6 to April 10, 2018
    • Fall session: Thursdays, September 6 to November 8, 2018

Topics covered

  • Use of force: when can officers use force in a situation
  • Police training
  • Canine program
  • SWAT
  • Crime analysis
  • Investigations—follow a homicide case from Brooklyn Park
  • Hands-on simulator “shoot, don’t shoot” scenarios
  • Drug investigations
  • and much, more…

Who can join the academy program?

  • Residents of Brooklyn Park
  • People who work in Brooklyn Park
  • Students going to school in Brooklyn Park
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must pass a background check
  • No felony convictions will be accepted
  • No misdemeanor convictions in the last 2 years will be accepted
  • 30 people maximum per academy


Learn directly from the officers and staff who work in the Brooklyn Park Police Department. Topics may be lead by:

  • Chief of Police
  • Crime Prevention Specialists
  • Investigators
  • Patrol Officers

Class style

Our instructors use a variety of methods to help you learn, including:

  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Tours
  • Hands-on exercises 


There is no cost to participate in this program.

Applying for the academy program

Contact us

Phone and email

Kim Czapar
Crime Prevention Specialist
Email Kim Czapar


March 27, 2018
April 03, 2018
April 10, 2018


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