Citizens Police Academy

The Sun Prairie Police Department is excited to offer to Sun Prairie residents, and to those that work in Sun Prairie, the opportunity to participate in the Citizens Police Academy. This community based policing program affords an opportunity for our citizens to learn more about what it is like to be a police officer, and it allows police officers a chance to better understand a citizen’s perspective on law enforcement.

Citizens Police Academy participants will spend time in a classroom learning more about police operations including investigations, crime prevention, criminal trends, and the policing philosophy in Sun Prairie. Participants will also take part in more hands on learning such as building searches, vehicle operations, traffic stop simulation, and firearms training.

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2021 Citizens Police Academy

Applications for classes are available now!

Citizens Police Academy Waiver (PDF)

General Information

Classes will be held on Thursdays starting September 23 and will culminate with a graduation banquet on Thursday, November 11. The class time is from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. There will be one additional class on a Saturday morning, with that date still to be determined. Participants do not have to commit to attending all classes; they must be 18 years of age and pass a background check.