The Cape Coral Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy class which will begin on Thursday, September 12 and end on Thursday, November 14th. The Cape Coral Police Department conducts this ten-week orientation program with the goal of giving citizens an in-depth, hands-on look at how and why the police department does what it does.
Attendees of the Citizen’s Police Academy participate in a wide variety of activities, including a Ride-Along with Patrol, Defensive Tactics, Traffic Safety, Criminal Law, Tactical Driving (yes, you will drive a police car!), Police Communications, Forensics and other interesting topics. Graduates of the class will also be invited back to the Police Department on a regular basis for special programs.
The Citizen’s Police Academy meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm in the Cape Coral Police Department training rooms. Tactical Driving is conducted off-site and during daylight hours on a Saturday. The program is free of charge, and is open to Cape Coral residents age 20 and older.
For more information or to register for the Citizen’s Police Academy, call the Cape Coral Police Department Community Outreach Programs Unit at (239) 242-3342, or download, print, and return the application from the link below: