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Citizens' Police Academy


The Citizens' Police Academy (CPA) gives members of our community, including business and community leaders, an inside look at law enforcement. The academy is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the partnership between the Gilbert Police Department and the community.  Among the topics covered are:

  • K-9 Unit
  • Tactical Operations Unit (SWAT Team)
  • Patrol Operations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Drug Enforcement
  • Gang Enforcement 
  • Traffic Laws 
  • D.U.I. Laws
  • Firearms Safety and Orientation

Academy Schedule

The Citizens Academy is held once each year in the spring.  Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday evenings for seven weeks at the Gilbert Police Department Amphitheater, 75 East Civic Center Drive, Gilbert.

Spring 2015 registration will open in early February.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Live or work in the Town of Gilbert 
  • No prior felony arrests 
  • No misdemeanor arrests within five years of the application