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West Allis Police Department Citizen Police Academy (PD-CPA)

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What is the Citizen Police Academy?
The Citizen Police Academy is a ten week course designed to provide citizens with a first hand look at the operations of the Police Department.  Participants will be instructed in basic Police procedures, participate in some of the same training officers receive such as: use of the radar unit, evidence collection, defense and arrest tactics and our Fire Arms Training System.  This program will also provide citizens with the opportunity to ask questions about Police services and to express their concerns about quality of life issues.

One of the goals of the Citizen Police Academy is to help the residents of West Allis to better understand how the police work in their community.  It is hoped that all graduates of the Citizen Police Academy will get to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and why they make the decisions they do.

When residents take a more personal interest in their city, and the protection of their community and neighborhoods, they will enjoy a safer and closer relationship with their neighbors. Community Orientated Policing plays an important and vital role in reducing crime in any community.  Our focus is to improve communications and obtain citizen input and support throughout the city.  It is our hope that the graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to the crime issues that are affecting our community.  Graduates will take their knowledge back into their neighborhoods where they can use it to enhance the quality of neighborhood life.

Who Can Attend?
Individuals who apply for the Citizen Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age.  They must also live, work, attend school or own property in the City of West Allis, or be a Community Alliance Against Drugs member or Criminal Justice Student.  Applicants will be subject to a background check.

Academy Topics
  • Police Hiring Requirements
  • Overview of Patrol Division
  • Detective Unit
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Court Room Testimony
  • Fire Arms Training System
  • Firing Range Participation
  • Defense and Arrest Tactics
  • Canine Demonstration
  • Special Investigation Unit
  • FTSB - Fingerprinting/Forensic Evidence
  • Accident Investigation
  • Operating While Intoxicated
  • Dispatch Operations
  • Police Reserves
  • Station Tour
  • Graduation Ceremony
Register online by clicking the Register for This Activity button in the upper right of this page, or complete and return the paper application form.

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