Citizen's Police Academy

The Lancaster City Police will host a 10-week Citizen's Police Academy beginning Wednesday, March 18th.

Classes will be held from 6:30 - 9 pm at the police station except for a few off-site classes. Only 20 seats are available.

The Lancaster City Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) offers citizens the opportunity to learn about the internal operations of the Lancaster City Police Department. The Citizens’ Police Academy speakers, (mostly Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice experts in their fields), provide lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on activities for Academy participants.

The overall objective of the Academy is to provide citizens with sound and accurate information about the Lancaster City Police and the criminal justice process so citizens are able to make informed decisions regarding issues / matters involving the police department and/or police activity. Participants will be able to share their experiences and learned information with family, friends, co-workers, and their community to further improve and strengthen community-police relations. The Academy is open to anyone 18 years of age or older, however, priority is given to Lancaster City residents.

Click here for a copy of the application. Deadline for submission is February 27th.