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Citizen's Academy


The Citizen’s Academy is offered in the Spring and in the Fall of each year. Sessions are held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings for ten consecutive weeks.

The goal of the Citizen’s Academy is to give members of the community an inside look at the various units of the police department and to create better understanding and communication between citizens and police through education.


This is an opportunity for the citizens of the community to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and why they make the decisions they do. The Academy also presents an opportunity for the citizens to voice any comments or concerns directly to the department.

Members of the department will be instructing each session and will be covering topics relevant to the units in which they work.

The night of graduation will also be attended by the Chief, Prosecutor and Mayor who will be available for any questions or comments.


  The Academy will begin on September 5th and conclude on November 14th after 10 weeks of the extremely interesting information.   Of course, there is limited seating, so register early and please share with anyone who might be interested.  We have added an optional extra night for a dispatch tour which will occur on a Wednesday night during the Academy. This tour lasts about an hour.  With your help of spreading the word, this program just continues to get bigger and better and that is much appreciated.


The next Citizen's Academy session will begin on September 5th, 2017 and end on November 14th, 2017. 

Registration form » Brochure1.pdf »       Brochure2.pdf »


For registration form—or for more information—contact Debbie Baird with the Police Training Unit at (812) 436-4948 or email at dbaird@evansvillepolice.com

This program is free of charge.