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Police >> Programs and Services >> Citizen's Police Academy


2016 Citizens Police Academy


The Citizen's Police Academy provides information about the daily operation of the police department and increases rapport with the public to better inform or dispel any misinformation through an educational process.   The course is a 10-week, thirty-hour program and the 2015 Academy will meet on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 9pm.  The 2016 Academy will run from March 1, 2016 through May 3, 2016  This program allows Police Officers and Lee’s Summit citizens to interact and exchange ideas about making our community safer.
Topics that are taught include Patrol Tactics, Bomb Disposal, Emergency Services Squad, Drug, Criminal and Juvenile Investigations, Traffic and DWI Enforcement, Criminal Law, K-9 unit, Firearms, Crime Scene Investigation and specialized weapons.
Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2016 through February 5th, 2016.  Once completed, an application may be dropped off at Police Headquarters, 10 NE Tudor Road, or mailed to the Police Department to the attention of Sgt. Chris Depue.  Applicants will be notified in writing if they have been accepted into the program within 2 weeks of the start date.
You may also obtain information by clicking on Sergeant Depue's e-mail address.
Citizens Police Academy Application Form                              
Completion of this program DOES NOT certify a citizen as a Police Officer or a Reserve Officer. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and preference is given to residents or business owners in Lee’s Summit. Applicants will be screened for acceptability and a criminal history check will be completed. A felony arrest will automatically disqualify an applicant. There is no fee for the course. Applications are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the police department front desk, or can be downloaded by clicking here. For additional information you may contact the Public Information Office at (816) 969-1707.                                 
      Sgt. Chris Depue (cdepue@cityofls.net)
      Public Information &  Community Interaction Supervisor