History

The first Anchorage Police Department’s Citizen Academy was started in March 2001.  There were 30 community members representing all walks of life and many diverse cultures.  The purpose of the first  Citizens’ Academy was to assist in the promotion of APD’s Community Policing Program.  Each Wednesday for six weeks, the members attended classes on various aspects of police work.  The members had fun, learned about policing, and spread what they had learned throughout the community.

The idea for an alumni citizens’ academy came about at the request of members of the Anchorage Police Department in 2004.  Chief Monegan wanted a corps of volunteers to assist the police department with various duties.  After several meetings, the Anchorage Police Citizens’ Alumni Academy  Association was formed in 2004.

Class of 2001