Attend an Academy


Do you or someone you know want to learn more about the day-to-day operations of what a police officer goes through?  Then consider applying to be in the next Citizen’s Police Academy.

The Next Citizen Police Academy Begins Spring of 2018

The Anchorage Police Department will be hosting the next Citizen Police Academy. Applications are available at the link below.  The program is designed to promote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of the role of the Anchorage Police Department within our community.

The following topics are those that are typically covered during the Citizen Police Academy.  Each class consists of two topics taught by police officers, detectives, or other personnel in their various fields of expertise:

  • Cyber Crime
  • Fraud & Financial Crime
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Child Abuse & Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Homicide Investigations & Evidence Collection
  • DWI
  • Traffic Investigations
  • Drug Investigations
  • Vice Crimes
  • Gangs in Anchorage
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Firearm Safety
  • Recruiting & Police Careers

Additionally, you will get to tour the Anchorage Police Department (includes Dispatch & Crime Lab) and shoot at the APD training center firing range.  Once you complete the classes, you will be able to go on a ride along with an APD officer for their full shift.

Upon completion of the Academy, members are honored with a graduation ceremony.  Alumni members host a reception for family and friends following the ceremony.

Classroom      Lab