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Established in 2007

City Of Glendale

Citizens Police Academy

The Glendale Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy is a free program designed for citizens of Glendale and members of the business community.  This program allows attendees to experience an inside view of the Glendale Police Department and the different roles and responsibilities of both our sworn officers and civilian employees.  During the 12-week program, attendees will meet the men and women of this department, see what they do to help make our community safe, and even get some hands-on experience with the tools and equipment they use.


What Will I Learn?

Subject matter typically includes:

  • Main Station Tour

  • Detention Tour

  • Communications Tour

  • CAT (Community Action Team)

  • Neighborhood Response

  • Street Crimes / Auto Theft

  • Gangs

  • K9 demo

  • CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

  • SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics)

  • Financial Crimes/ID Theft

  • Firearms Safety / MILO

  • EOD Demo (Explosive Ordinance Disposal)

  • Homeland Security

  • DUI

  • Professional Standards

  • Accident Investigation

  • Response to Resistance

  • Assertive Driving

  • TASER demo

  • Role of Police Chaplains

  • Victim Advocacy & Tour

  • Police Explorers

  • Police Careers

  • Academy Alumni (CPAAG)

  • Volunteering

  • Honor Guard


Who Can Apply?

Participants must be 18 years or older and able to attend a 12-week program, comprised of Wednesday evening classes, one Friday afternoon class and one Saturday morning class.


Application Process

Click here to download an application for the Citizen Police Academy (Microsoft Word)


Click here to download an application for the Citizen Police Academy (PDF)


Microsoft Word Viewer can be downloaded free by clicking here.
Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free by clicking here.

As part of the application process all applicants must be fingerprinted. Please bring your completed application along with a photo ID to the Main Public Safety building during fingerprint service hours.

Fingerprint service hours vary.  Please call ahead at (623) 930-3099.


Main Public Safety Building

Glendale Police Department
6835 N. 57th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301


For further information, please contact Marie Shepherd, Volunteer Coordinator, at (623) 930-3282 or by email at

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