MPD Citizens’ Academy
Learn directly from investigators, trainers, precinct commanders and officers about police procedures, what it is like to be an officer and how the Minneapolis Police Department is organized at the Citizens’ Academy.
This 10-week course offered by the Training Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department is open to people who:
• Are 18 years of age;
• Live or work in Minneapolis; or are parents, partners, or spouses of employees of Minneapolis Police Department; and
• Pass a background check.
Topics include Use of Force, Investigations, K-9 Unit, 911 Operations, Emergency Response Unit and much more.
The Minneapolis Police Department seeks to serve people from a wide variety of backgrounds when selecting participants in its Citizen’s Academy classes. It attempts to attract candidates of different ethnicities, professions, cultural backgrounds, age groups, and neighborhoods throughout the city in the hopes of enriching class discussions and reaching out to as many communities as possible.
Seating is limited--we give priority to those applicants who commit to becoming block leaders. If seating capacity is exceeded, we will put non-block leaders on a waiting list.
For any questions or for information on registering for the class contact:
Mary Lou Fiala in the Training Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department, 673-3420.Applicants are requested to complete an application and will be requested to have a background check completed through the Minneapolis Police Department.
Last updated May 1, 2018