Citizen Police Academy

This year's Citizen Police Academy is a free, 18-hour, 6-week course designed to give residents a working knowledge of the operations and responsibilities of the Richfield Police. It is also a great opportunity to meet Richfield’s police officers.  It begins Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, and continues every Thursday through Oct. 14 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  Any person who is at least 18 years old and lives or owns a business in Richfield may attend the academy. There are no physical qualifications necessary and mandatory attendance of all sessions is NOT required. A criminal history check will be conducted on all applicants so please provide your full name and date of birth.

Topics discussed include:

  • Administrative Overview 
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Police Communications
  • Criminal Investigations 
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Use of Force
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Tour of Police Facilities
  • Hennepin County Crime Lab and more   

Please click here for the participation disclaimer and to register online.  A confirmation letter along with a course schedule will be mailed to you a week prior to class. Deadline to register is August 25, 2021.

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