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Citizens Police Academy

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your Arvada Police Department? You can by attending the Arvada Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy (CPA).

CPA instructors include police officers and other police department employees who lecture, teach and provide hands-on participation in such areas as traffic stops, crime scene investigation, building searches, and officer survival. Other topics covered include internal affairs, media relations, preserving evidence, SWAT and dispatch. One of the most exciting aspects of the CPA is an optional ride-along with a police officer.

Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm September 7th thru November 16th.

Class size is limited, so complete your application early. If you have any questions, please call Alyssa Harmon at 720-898-6653.


"The Citizen's Police Academy will give you more admiration for all that the police department does for our community." - Bob R.

Apply to the Citizen's Police Academy

To ensure acceptance in the Arvada Police Citizen Police Academy, please complete the following application and registration process:

  • Step 1) Application -  Please complete the 2022 Application form and submit it online for consideration. 
  • Step 2) Letter of Acceptance - Once your application has been processed and accepted, you will be sent a Letter of Acceptance. This letter will provide you with the beginning date, time, and location of the first class.
  • Step 3) Participant's Permit/Promise to Release - Along with the letter of acceptance, you will receive the "Participant's Permit/Promise to Release" form. You will need to thoroughly read this form, date and sign it, and bring it with you to the first night of the class.