CSUPD Citizens Police Academy applications open

Haley Candelario

The application for the 12th annual Citizens Police Academy, hosted by the Colorado State University Police Department will open Monday, November 14 and close Friday, January 6.

The CSUPD Citizens Police Academy allows CSU students and faculty to learn about police tactics, such as learning to investigate a crime scene and learning laws related to policing and police tactics.


Anyone in the CSU community is invited to apply to the CItizen’s Police Academy. Applicants are not required to have any prior experience with law enforcement or special abilities. The Citizen’s Police Academy is admitting 15 students and 10 faculty or staff members.

Student applicants are required to have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and all applicants must not have any felony and misdemeanor convictions. Applicants must agree to a limited background investigation, according to the CSUPD website.

Classes for the citizens police academy will begin Thursday, February 2, 2017 and will take place every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. for 12 weeks in the CSUPD Training Room at Green Hall. Class will not be held over Spring Break.

In addition to weekly Thursday classes, one four-hour class on a Saturday will be held to allow students to participate in police scenarios using the department’s simulator. Graduation from the program is expected to occur Thursday, April 27.

Applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy can be downloaded online at the CSUPD website.

Collegian reporter Haley Candelario can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @H_Candelario98.