Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy is an nine week, 27 hour educational program that provides information about the daily operations of the Police Department. It is an opportunity for the department and citizens to interact and allow citizens to learn more about the Police Department in their community. 

Academy sessions are held during the fall on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. 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. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

2024 Citizens Police Academy dates:
9/10/2024 - 11/12/2024


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


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 before the start of the academy.                     

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.