The purpose of the Toledo Citizens Police Academy is to enhance relations between the police and the community.
The Academy Staff and officers of the Toledo Police Department believe the success of crime prevention and detection lies primarily with a strong partnership between the police and the community they serve. The better we get to know each other, the more we can accomplish together. The Toledo Citizens Police Academy is designed to give members of the community an overview of what police work is really like.
The Citizen Academy is a miniature version of the Toledo Police Academy. Participants will receive training in subjects that vary from criminal law to the use of deadly force. Each member of the class will be invited to Ride-A-Long with an officer during a tour of duty. At the end of the academy, there will be a graduation ceremony with diplomas to be awarded by the Chief of Police. The instructors will be members of the Toledo Police Department.
It is our hope that by the time the program ends, participants will not only have learned something valuable about how the Toledo Police Department operates, but will have also gained a few friends.
The Citizens Police Academy is a ten-week course meeting one night a week for three hours. Classes will be held at the Toledo Police Academy, in the Fire, Science and Law Enforcement Building, at Owens Community College, 30439 Tracy Road, or at the Toledo Police Range, located at the rear of the Scott Park District Station, 2301 Nebraska Avenue. If you are interested in attending the Toledo Citizens Academy, please call the Toledo Police Academy at (419) 936-3400.
The Winter 2018 session is full. Information will be posted here when a new session is announced.