The Utica Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy.

The course provides citizens with an in-depth look at the UPD and the training officers receive.

The Citizens Police Academy will provide hands on interactive training in a comfortable environment on topics that include:

  • Patrol Operations
  • Police K-9
  • Metro SWAT
  • Crime Scene and Evidence collection
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Firearms Training Simulator and much more

The program will run January 28th through March 25th on nine consecutive Monday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Participants who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion at the Citizens Police Academy Graduation.

The deadline to apply is January 7th.  You must be 18 years old or older to apply.

The Citizens Police Academy Application can be found at


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