BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION
The academy gives our citizens first-hand information on how and why the
Department operates, and examining the culture of police work and the
organization. It provides an excellent opportunity for the citizens to interact
with Department members. The program first started under the direction of
Sheriff John Moran in 1991. The program has become one of the most popular, and
we now have a waiting list. The Citizens' Police Academy has had over 2,350
graduates from the program and look forward to even more of our outstanding
citizens participating in this program in the years to come.
The Citizens’ Police Academy is NOT an offer of employment,
but a volunteer program to educate those respected members of our community who
want to hear information on law enforcement and the LVMPD right from the
Upon graduation, participants can become members of the Citizens' Police
Academy Alumni Association. The association meets once a month, on the third
(3rd) Thursday of each month where they will have guest speakers from various
law enforcement/legal agencies. The association also conducts special tours
periodically during the year. Membership in the association includes a
newsletter keeping them updated on LVMPD events.
If you are interested in attending the Citizens' Police Academy, complete the application on-line and we will place your name on the list.
The Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) is a 12-week program which gives our
community members first-hand information on the role of police officers in the
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). The students meet every
Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program involves both classroom
and interactive instruction. Participants are given the same information that
our police recruits and officers receive.
The classes include:
- Metro Organization and Culture
- Constitutional Law
- The Life as a Patrol Officer
- Gangs - Narcotics
- Sexual Assault Prevention/Awareness
- Firearms Training
- SWAT and K-9 Demonstrations
- Search & Rescue – Homicide
- Use of Force
- Traffic/DWI Enforcement
- Clark County Detention Center Tour
- Fraud/Identity Theft
- Counter Terrorism
- MACTAC/The Active Shooter
- Crime Prevention Overview
Participants will also have the opportunity to do a ride-a-long with an
officer so they can see first-hand “what a day in the life of our patrol
officers” is like.
For more information about the LVMPD Citizens' Police Academy, please call:
(702) 828-2754 or (702) 828-3646.