Citizen's Police Academy

                                                  The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 10 week program that helps familiarize the public with common police procedures, activities, and investigative techniques. Academies are held on an Annual basis at the Bremer - Waverly Law Enforcement Center. There is no charge for this class, although space is limited.

Sessions are interactive and participants take part in a variety of demonstrations, presentations, lectures, and field trips. Class members will also be required to complete three hours of ride-along time with a patrol officer to see police work first-hand and close-up. Classes can include topics such as 911 Dispatching and Communications; Patrol Operations; OWI Enforcement Procedures; Jail and Booking; Defensive Tactics and Chemical Munitions; Firearms; Criminal Investigations; Search Warrants; Meth Labs; D.A.R.E. and Public Relations Programs; Active Shooter; Canine; Police Training Officer Procedures; and Legal Section.

Participant Requirements:

Potential Candidates for the Citizen Academy must fill out an application packet and meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • Live or work in the City of Waverly
  • No Prior felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor arrests within one year of application
  • Must be able to attend all weekly training sessions
  • Must submit to a criminal background check

The Chief of Police may waive any of the requirements.

Selection Process

Citizen Academy participants are selected by an application review and routine records check. The Chief of Police selects all Citizen’s Academy participants. Enrollment is limited to approximately 12 students.  The department is no longer accepting applications for the 2024 Academy. Please check back for future opportunities. 

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