Citizens Police Academy

Man Presenting a Weapon to the Citizens Academy ClassThe citizens academy was started over a decade ago to help connect with our community. Over the past several years, we have continued to develop this curriculum to improve the program.

The academy is held on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm beginning in April. Participants will be provided an opportunity to complete a ride-along with our agency and a graduation ceremony at the conclusion of the program.

Program Subjects & Services

During the course of this academy, participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on police training and partake in traffic stops, emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, experience our firearms simulator and even be exposed to the effects of the taser.

Participants will learn more about the realities of working as a uniformed officer and what it takes to conduct complex criminal investigations with our detectives. Participants will actually train side-by-side with our agency and engage in a number of training scenarios. The goal of this academy is to educate the public to the realities of law enforcement and to connect on a personal level with our community.


The 2024 class schedule kicks off on Tuesday, April 16th 2024. The course curriculum includes:

  • Week 1 - Welcome Week
  • Week 2 - Patrol Division
  • Week 3 - Detective Division
  • Week 4 - Criminal Investigation Case Reviews
  • Week 5 - Emergency Vehicle Operations and Vehicle Stops
  • Week 6 - Use of Force and Physical Tactics
  • Week 7 - Taser and K9 Demonstrations
  • Week 8 - Firearms and Shoot vs. Don't Shoot Simulator

Fees & Participant Background

This program is entirely free to Avon residents and individuals who work or own a business in the Town of Avon. This class will fill up quickly as it is limited to 16 participants. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. A preliminary background check will be conducted on all applicants prior to being accepted into the class.


The online application is located below.  
You will want to have your drivers license available while completing the application.