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Citizen Academy

Next event (Weekly): Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm (ended)
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm (ended)
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm (ended)
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm (ended)
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm (ended)
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm 
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm 
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm 
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm 
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm 
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm 
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm 
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:00pm 

The Oro Valley Police Citizen Academy is a 36-hour block of instruction designed to give the public knowledge of the OVPD. It consists of twelve classes, taught by sworn police personnel and civilian staff who work in the different divisions. The instruction is comprehensive and each week a different area of the department is covered, including many activities:

Experience a ride-along
See a S.W.A.T. demo
Watch the K-9 in action
Hear about criminal investigations
Meet Oro Valley officers and understand their work

The goal is to provide the citizens enough information to dispel suspicions and misconceptions and to increase rapport through an educational process. The citizens, in turn, enable the officers and civilian staff to learn of their feelings and concerns. The hope is that the graduates of each Citizen Academy will take their new knowledge out into the community, educate others when the opportunity arises and make good decisions, which affect the Police Department and the Town with heightened awareness and better information. Together we can build a safer, stronger community.

Oro Valley Police Tangerine Substation
1920 E Tangerine Rd
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
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