Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy is a 10-week, 30-hour educational program that provides information about the daily operations of the Police Department. It is an opportunity for the Police Department and citizens to interact and exchange ideas on community safety. 

The academy normally meets on Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m in the spring of each year.  The 2021 Citizens Academy was cancelled this year due to COVID restrictions.  We anticipate that the next class will be offered in the Spring of 2022 assuming there are no new COVID outbreaks or restrictions.  Once a firm date is set, this page will be updated with the information. There is no fee for the course. Participants will learn about the following topics:

  • 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
  • Specialized Weapons.

Applications will be accepted once the new class dates are set for 2021.. Applicants must be 17 years of age, pass a criminal history check and have no felony arrests. Preference is given to Lee's Summit residents or business owners. 

Citizens Police Academy Application
Applications can be mailed or dropped off at:

Lee's Summit Police Department
10 NE Tudor Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

If accepted, applicants will be notified in writing two weeks prior to the start of the academy. Class size is limited to 30 participants.                    

Completion of this program DOES NOT certify a citizen as a police officer or a reserve officer. For additional information contact the Public Information Office at 816.969.1707 or Christopher.Depue@cityofls.net.