Citizens' Academy has been canceled for the 2021 class
Due to the ongoing Coronarvirus pandemic concerns, we unfortunately, have to cancel this year's class. We will keep you up to date if and when we can bring this event back in the future!
Attending Citizens' Academy
The Greenwood Village Citizens’ Police Academy is an important component of community involvement and citizen outreach. Its purpose is to provide a forum whereby participants can develop a basic understanding of how the police department functions. It will also provide opportunities for ongoing communication between members of the community and the police department.
The Citizen’s Police Academy occurs annually and meets Thursday nights from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and two optional Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Greenwood Village City Hall located at 6060 South Quebec Street.
Each three-hour session covers a variety of subjects ranging from basic law enforcement and its role in the community to discussions and demonstrations with other specialized units: Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9 Unit, Crisis Intervention Team, Traffic Safety Unit, Investigations and School Resource Officers. The sessions are very interactive with police officers and several sessions will have hands on activities such as high-risk traffic stops and use of less-than-lethal weapons. During each session, you will be able to ask questions and interact with police officers and academy instructors.
As an academy participant, you will receive a comprehensive behind the scenes tour of the police department, including the 9-1-1 Communications Center. Upon successful completion of the Citizen’s Police Academy, each participant and his or her family are invited to attend the graduation ceremony and dinner.
An integral component of the academy is the participation in a police patrol ride along. This will be scheduled to take place outside the class time at a mutually convenient time for staff and participants. This experience is important in creating a true understanding of what an officer’s job is like and contributes to an exciting, interactive learning experience.
The next Greenwood Village Citizen’s Police Academy will begin on Thursday, September 23, 2021 and continue through Thursday, November 4, 2021. Our two Saturday session dates will be provided the first day of class. Citizen’s Academy application forms are available at the police department or online. The Academy Coordinator will contact you to confirm your selection to participate.
To be eligible for the Citizens’ Academy, applicants must:
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Have no felony convictions and give consent for a background check as part of the application process.
- Have no misdemeanor convictions within one year of application.
City of Greenwood Village occasionally uses photographs and videos of attendees in promotional, social media and education materials. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in such material.
Fore more information please contact Officer Rodney Valenzuela at 720-554-5161.