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Citizen's Police Academy
About the Academy
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The focus of the Winfield Police Department's Citizen’s Academy is to allow citizens to look into the world of law enforcement Participants gain an understanding of police department and other area law enforcement responsibilities and the laws that govern them. The academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate the citizens on the operations of the Department while obtaining valuable feedback to enhance police and community relations.

The 12 week course is held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, beginning in September. The classes include topics in Traffic Enforcement, S.W.A.T, crime scenes, Drug Investigations, Death Investigations, a ride-a-long, use of force issues as well as many other topics and hands-on experiences.                        

Classes are taught by members of the Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol and Cowley County Sheriff’s Office. There is no cost to attend the Citizens Academy and it is open to all residents 18 and older. We encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about the Winfield Police Department to apply for the upcoming academy. Background checks are done on all applicants. Applications for the Citizen Academy are available here on the Winfield Police Department’s website or they can be picked up at the Police Department. For additional information, please call 620-221-5545.

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