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2018 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 2018 Academy will meet on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 9pm.  The 2018 Academy will run from February 27th, 2018 through May 1st, 2018  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 now through February 14th, 2018.  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 once accepted into the program within 2 weeks of the start date.  Class size is limited to 40 participants with preference given to Lee's Summit residents or persons who own a business in Lee's Summit.
You can download a copy of the application by clicking on the link below.
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 17 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
      Public Information &  Community Interaction Supervisor