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


2017 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 2017 Academy will meet on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 9pm.  The 2017 Academy will run from February 28th, 2017 through May 2, 2017  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, 2017 through February14th, 2017.  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.
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 (cdepue@cityofls.net)
      Public Information &  Community Interaction Supervisor