Citizen's Police Academy

Introduction
The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 9-week program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Blue Springs Police Department.

This free program gives participants an in-depth, educational, fun, and often exciting hands-on look behind the scenes of law enforcement work in their community.

Importance of the Citizen's Police Academy
Community-orientated policing is an important and vital part in reducing crime in any community. One major objective of the program is to have graduates become partners with the Police Department to identify problems and solutions to crime issues that affect Blue Springs.

Academy graduates take their knowledge back to their neighborhoods where it can be used to enhance the quality of life in our community.
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Academy Syllabus
  • Class 1: Introductions, goals, and objectives; History of Law Enforcement; Building Tour; and Review of Training Required to Become an Officer
  • Class 2: Crime Scene investigation
  • Class 3: Dispatch; 911 System; and Report Writing
  • Class 4: Special Tactical Assistance Team / K-9 / Bike Patrol
  • Class 5: Constitutional Issues; Courtroom Process
  • Class 6: Car Stops; Pedestrian Checks and Searches
  • Class 7: Firearms Training System
  • Class 8: Firearms Training, Saturday
  • Class 9: Crime Prevention Overview; Community and Youth Outreach Bureau and Graduation
Class Schedule
Classes are held one night a week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate as many schedules as possible. The Citizen’s Police Academy is held 3 times a year and classes fill quickly.

Participation Requirements
The Citizen’s Police Academy is open to participants that meet the following requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Anyone that lives, works, or owns property in Blue Springs
  • Must not be a convicted felon or have a lengthy or violent criminal history; applicants must pass a criminal history check before admittance into the program
The Citizen’s Academy is not a physically demanding program. Adults of all ages are encouraged to apply.

Enrollment Information
For enrollment information, please email Sergeant Allen Kintz or call 816-228-0178.

Alumni Association

Graduates of the Blue Springs Citizen's Police Academy are invited to join the Blue Springs Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association. To learn more about the association, please visit the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association page.