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Citizens Police Academy Registration

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Please join us September 20 through November 8, 2022 for our next Citizen Police Academy

The St Petersburg Police Department is pleased to announce an upcoming Citizen's Police Academy.

The purpose of the Citizen's Police Academy is to provide our citizens and business owners (or managers) with a better understanding of the St. Petersburg Police Department. The academy consists of eight (8) weeks of instruction. Classes will meet Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the St. Petersburg Police Department, located at 1301 1 Avenue North. Attending this fun filled academy will give you insight into police work.

Completion of this course does not provide any official certification or authority.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand what happens when you call the police
  • Learn how officers make use of force decisions
  • See how K-9and mounted units are trained and utilized
  • Learn about crime scene processing
  • See the S.W.A.T. Team in action
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities with the police department
  • And more…


Class size is limited to 30 applicants.

Citizens who want to be part of the academy should fill out the form below.

You may also download a PDF version of the application which is available at the bottom of this page.

Citizen Police Academy Application

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Click here for the PDF version of the application.

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