Citizens Police Academy

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The Police Department is proud of its commitment to working with citizens to create a quality of life in Moorhead of which we can all be proud. To do this effectively, it is important for citizens to understand the policies, procedures and protocol of the Police Department, as well as what it is like to be the men and women sworn to protect and serve this community. It is equally important for the Police Department to learn about the concerns and needs of the citizens they serve. The Citizens Police Academy is a great way for that to happen!

Citizens Police Academy 2021

This year's Citizens Police Academy will begin on Thursday, September 9 and end on Thursday, November 18.  Class goes from 6-9 pm and will be held every Thursday, with the exception of Thursday, November 11. 

During the academy, participants will engage in the following activities: 

  • Use of force explanations and demonstrations
  • Participate in mock traffic stops
  • Watch a demonstration of the skills of our K9 units

Participants will also learn about:

  • SWAT
  • Narcotics investigations
  • Community Policing
  • How the Patrol and Investigations Divisions work
  • Youth programs offered by the Police Department
  • DWI arrests
  • . . . and much more

The Citizens Police Academy promises to be informative and fun, with lots of hands-on opportunities. 

The program is open to anyone in the community age 18 or older.  Apply online for the Citizens Police Academy. or print Citizens Police Academy Application and mail to:

City of Moorhead Police Department
911 11 St N
Moorhead, MN  56560

For more information, contact our Community Policing Coordinator  or call 218.299.5143.