Citizen Academy

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Helena Police Department's Citizen Academy is an eight-week program for residents of the Helena area who are 18 and older. The program is designed to teach civilians about various aspects of law enforcement in the context of the criminal justice system. Most importantly, the Helena Police Department wants to continue to enhance the collaboration and partnership between the community and its Police Department. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at the Police Department and how its operations are handled, citizens take away a better understanding of the police role in the community and produce informed citizens. 

The Citizen Academy is designed to be interactive and involves lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, and an environment for open discussion. Topics are to include but not limited to the following: patrol operations, DUI enforcement, crime scene investigation, K9 demonstration, SWAT operations, and investigations.

Academy classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The sessions are conducted by our own HPD Officers and staff.  

Fill out an application here: Citizen Academy Application


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