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
The Gilbert Citizens Police Academy classes will meet in the evening for seven weeks. The classes are held at the Gilbert Police Department Amphitheater, located at 75 East Civic Center Drive, Gilbert. Upon completion of the academy, all participants receive a Certificate of Graduation and are invited to join the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association.
All individuals wishing to attend need to complete an Application found at: https://general.gilbertaz.gov/eforms/police/frmCitizensAcademy.cfm.
- 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