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Citizens Police Academy Registration

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Please join us March 19 through May 7, 2024 for our next Citizens Police Academy

The St Petersburg Police Department is pleased to announce an upcoming Citizens Police Academy.

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

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-9 and 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 25 applicants.


You may also download a PDF version of the application and drop it off at the police station or mail it to:

St. Petersburg Police Department
Community Awareness Division
1301 1 Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33705.

Click here for the PDF version of the application.

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the topics, applicants will be subjected to a limited background check to determine their suitability. The check will be limited to criminal history and warrant information. The information will not be used for any other purposes nor shared with any other persons or entity.

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