Citizen Police Academy


An application (PDF) to the Police Academy may be submitted at any time to the Community Impact Unit.

About the Citizen Police Academy

The Academy provides community members with an understanding of the purpose, function, and challenges faced by modern law enforcement. The curriculum and teachings are real examples of police methodology and casework; however, the weekly sessions are not designed to train the participant as a police officer.

Academy classes are taught by police executives and veteran police officers, and participants are encouraged to ask questions and express ideas and concerns to police employees.

Selection Procedure & Requirements

Citizen Police Academy Participants are selected by the Chief of Police through an application process. Applications are available online (PDF) or in the police department Front Lobby. Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty students per Academy Class.

Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Live or work in the Concord Area
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
  • Any requirement may be waived or modified upon review and approval of the Chief of Police