Citizens Police Academy


The Des Peres Department of Public Safety will again join Town and Country, Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Ladue, Olivette, and Frontenac Police Departments to present the Citizens Police Academy. The Academy will give citizens in our communities the opportunity to learn about law enforcement through practical training and exercises. The goal of the academy is to promote understanding between the residents and its police officers regarding their respective needs and problems. By promoting this relationship citizens and police can work together to make the entire community a safer place to live.

Topics covered in the Academy will include and is not limited to:

  • Constitutional and criminal law
  • Use of force
  • Criminal Investigations 
  • Traffic safety
  • DWI enforcement 
Participants will also have the opportunity to fire a department issued firearm under the close supervision of a Range Training Officer. Participants will also experience real life, role play scenarios.

All classes begin at 7:00 PM, unless otherwise noted: 

Week 1: March 2nd - Frontenac (10555 Clayton Road) - Introductions and Welcoming 
Week 2: March 9th - Creve Coeur PD (350 N Ballas Road) - Policing and the Community's Role 
Week 3: March 16th - The Lodge Des Peres (1050 Des Peres Road) - Criminal Investigations 
Week 4: March 23rd - Chesterfield (690 Chesterfield Parkway W) - Constitutional & Criminal Law 
Week 5: March 30th - STL County Police Academy (1266 Sutter Avenue) - Use of Force and Challenges of Policing
Week 6: April 6th - Town and Country (13525 Clayton Road) - Traffic Safety/DWI Enforcement 
Week 7: April 13th - Ladue High School (1201 S Warson Road) Firearms Safety and Technology 
Week 8: April 20th at 6:30PM - Creve Coeur (300 N Ballas Road) - Firearms Range/Role Play
Week 9: April 27th - The Lodge Des Peres (1050 Des Peres Road) - Summary and Graduation 

For more information, please contact us at 314-835-6200. You may also enroll online at Citizens Police Academy Application.