Citizen Police Academy
Experience hands-on training
What it like to be an officer in Castle Rock? Every year, we provide the residents of Castle Rock a chance to gain a better understanding of what law enforcement officers go through on a daily basis through the Citizen Police Academy. Participants engage in a combination of classroom and hands-on training. The class is kept small, no more than 30, to aid participation.
The series is free and meets from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday nights for 10 weeks (once per year). The application process for the 2015 Citizen Police Academy is now open. The Academy will be held March 30 - June 8, 2015.
Please submit your application online
. The application deadline is March 2, 2015.
The academy contains mini versions of the same types of training real officers go through. Participants learn or experience:
- Education in federal, state and local laws
- Investigative procedures, including officer discretion relating to arrests
- Crime scene processing and evidence collection
- Community policing tactics
- Victim assistance services
- Self-defense / firearm safety
- Traffic laws, accident investigation and drunken driving enforcement
The academy's goal is to build partnerships between Castle Rock residents and the officers who serve and protect them through a series of classes instructed by police officers. Residents interested in how the Castle Rock Police Department’s policies and procedures work may email us
or call Commander Lyons at 720-733-6016.