Citizens Police Academy



Dedicated to Frontenac Police Officer Jeremy Newton DSN 226

Date: Wednesdays, beginning March 6th, 2024 continuing for nine consecutive weeks
 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.  (Two Classes begin at 6:00 p.m.)
The Citizen's Police Academy is nine weeks long and meets every Wednesday night and are held at the participating police agencies.

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*****This is the 22nd anniversary of the Citizen's Police Academy.  The first class graduated on March 5th, 2002.*****

All participants will be provided the opportunity to complete a police ride-along, police role-play scenario, and shoot police handguns in the firing range. The academy is open to all residents over the age of 18. A criminal background check of all applicants will be completed, and a waiver must be signed.

For more information, please contact Capt. Vicki Severs at 314-835-6232. You may also enroll online at Citizens Police Academy Application.

The Citizen's Police Academy is an educational citizen-involved activity designed by the Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Frontenac, Kirkwood, Olivette, Town & Country, Ladue and Chesterfield Police Departments. The goal of this academy is to promote understanding between the residents and its police officers regarding their respective needs and problems. By promoting this relationship, it is hoped that citizens and police can work together to make the entire community a safer place to live

The Citizen's Police Academy is a unique opportunity to educate the public about the criminal justice system and provide insight into everyday police work.


Several areas of police training will be covered during the nine-week academy including:

  • Constitutional and Criminal Law
  • Investigations
  • Role play
  • Traffic safety
  • Use of force
  • Weapons Safety and Firearms

Community involvement is the key to a successful academy program. Citizen's Academy graduates will not become police officers; however, they will have a greater understanding of law enforcement and a community partnership will be established.

A background check of all applicants will be completed to ensure the safety and confidentiality of law-enforcement specific material. All applicants must be over 18.