Apply for Citizen Academy

The Citizen Academy gives the public information on the Oro Valley Police Department. It consists of twelve free classes, held once a week from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. A different topic is covered each week, requiring a weekly commitment. Instruction is provided by sworn police personnel and civilian staff who work in those particular areas.

The slogan of the Citizen Academy is "Understanding Through Education". The goal is to provide the citizens information to dispel suspicions and misconceptions. The citizens, in turn, provide the officers and civilian staff feedback on their feelings and concerns. This dynamic builds rapport between citizens and Department personnel. The students are also able to meet and talk with officers and civilian support staff in the Department.

We hope the graduates will take their new knowledge back into the community and educate others when the opportunity arises. That they will have heightened awareness and better information when making decisions which affect the Town and Police Department.



Session Dates: August 27, 2024 through November 12, 2024
Every Tuesday from 6pm - 9pm
Graduation Date: November 19, 2024


Here's how it works:

Step 1.Complete and submit the Citizen Academy Application.

Step 2.Upon completion you will be notified of your acceptance.

Step 3.Prior to the start of an academy, an appointment will be scheduled to collect any remaining information and to have a photo taken for an ID card. 

Covered in this course of study will be such topics as:

Communications Community Policing Criminal Investigations DUI Investigation
PIO Internal Affairs K-9's Patrol Functions
Police Psychology Property and ID Records SRO's
SWAT Task Force Operations Traffic Accident Investigation Traffic Enforcement