Information on what the police academy provides.
The objectives of the Citizen Police Academy are:
To provide a vehicle for educating and providing positive police relations with citizens on an ongoing basis; to build community- APD cooperation, understanding, and good will.
To gain support for police and to encourage citizens to partner with law enforcement so as to assist in making our community a safer place in which to live.
To provide citizens a better understanding of police functions, how policies are developed, the decision making process, and what an officer experiences on a day to day basis.
To provide insight into citizen concerns and perceptions about police officers.
To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police: the police being the only members of the public that are paid to give full time attention to the duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interest of community welfare and existence.
— Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850)
Please submit comments or questions to Officer Gerald Sandoval, CPA Coordinator, at (505) 343-5009