Citizen's Police Academy

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; and Building Tour
  • Class 2: Crime Scene investigation
  • Class 3: Dispatch; Traffic Unit
  • Class 4: Street Crimes / K-9 / Bike Patrol
  • Class 5: Car Stops / Building Searches
  • Class 6: Domestic Violence / STAT Team
  • Class 7: Firearms Training Simulator
  • Class 8: Firearms Training, Saturday / Firearms Safety
  • Class 9: P.I.E.S. / Graduation
  • TBD: Police Officer Ride-along

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 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, click here or email the Crime Prevention Unit 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.