Citizens Police Academy


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The Citizen's Police Academy is an interactive program that takes citizens behind the scenes of the Cheyenne Police Department. It is designed to help increase awareness and understanding of how policing is conducted while strengthening the relationship between community members and police officers.

academy dates and times:

The five-week academy will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will also be two Saturday field classes conducted for firearms and K9 training. Applicants must attend and participate in at least eight of the twelve training sessions to graduate. 


The curriculum will include courses in constitutional law, criminal investigations, human trafficking, and property crime. Additionally, students will actively learn about de-escalation and use of force, traffic enforcement, telecommunications (9-1-1), and vehicle pursuits. Several practical exercises will be conducted so that participants gain a working knowledge of the duties and responsibilities required to be a law enforcement officer in Cheyenne.

Citizen's Police Academy Schedule

Week One – April 4, 2022
  • Opening Remarks / Meet the Command Staff
  • Community Policing Philosophy
  • Public Safety Center Walkthrough
  • Constitutional Law
Week Two – April 11, 2022
  • Laramie County Combined Communications Tour
  • Firearms Law
  • Traffic Enforcement and Motor Vehicle Stops
  • K9 Unit Training
Week Three – April 18, 2022
  • Human Trafficking
  • Vehicle Pursuits
  • Crime Scene Investigations
Week Four – April 25, 2022
  • Operation Change
  • Drug Awareness Seminar
  • Property Crime
  • Property & Records Division
  • Home Security
  • SWAT / Firearms / EOD Demonstration
Week Five – May 4, 2022
  • De-escalation / Use of Force
  • Taser
  • Use of Force Simulator
  • Graduation and Reception



Applicants must be at least 18-years-old, agree to a background investigation, have a valid driver’s license, and complete a waiver of liability. Space is limited to 30 valid applicants. 


For More Information: For more information, contact Public Information Officer, Alexandra Farkas at (307) 637-6537 or at

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