Citizens Police Academy
241 graduates and counting !!
What is the Citizens' Police Academy?
The Citizens’ Police Academy is a revolutionary concept in law enforcement that provides citizens with a better understanding of the role of law enforcement. The Citizens’ Police Academy will offer citizens insight into how members of The Madisonville Police Department perform their duties and promote better police/community relations.
Mission of the Academy
The purpose of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to provide citizens a hands on educational experience into the role of the Law Enforcement Officer. Through a series of lectures, field trips and simulated activities the Academy will create a nucleus of well-informed citizens who possess a greater insight into police practices and operations. The citizens who graduate from the academy can share their experiences and knowledge with other members of the community which will only enhance the relationship between the community and law enforcement.
Who Teaches the Academy and what Subjects are included?
The instructors are actual police officers from the department who teach in their own area of expertise. Each has years of training and experience. The sessions encompass many demonstrations including K-9 units, central dispatch, traffic enforcement, and use of force, investigations and much more. Students are encouraged to participate in several exercises designed to place them in the shoes of police officers. These exercises include mock investigations, traffic stops, and more.
To be considered for the Citizens' Police Academy, an applicant must be a resident of or work in the City of Madisonville or Hopkins County, pass a criminal history check, possess a valid Kentucky driver’s license, be at least 18 years of age and have no prior felony convictions.
To apply, or for more information, contact the Department’s CPA Coordinator
Major Robert Carter
(270) 821-1720 Ext 2005