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 2016

This year’s Citizens Police Academy will begin on Thursday, September 15 and end on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  Class goes from 6-9 pm and will be held every Thursday.

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

  • Experience shoot/don't shoot scenarios in a firearm simulator
  • Shoot a gun
  • Participate in traffic stops
  • Watch a demonstration of the skills of our K-9 units

Participants will also learn about:

  • SWAT
  • Narcotics investigation
  • Use of force and officer safety concerns
  • How the Patrol Division works
  • Special 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
915 9th Ave N
Moorhead, MN  56560

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