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Citizen Police Academy
Avondale Police Department
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The Avondale Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a program designed for citizens of Avondale, surrounding communities, and members of the business community to provide an inside look at our Police Department and law enforcement operations.  The CPA is designed to provide participants with an overview of the operations and resources of the Avondale Police Department.  The goal of the CPA is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in our community.

The CPA is an eight week program that meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, starting September 13th, 2016. Participants will interact with police executives, veteran officers and professional staff during the academy. Topics may include: Recruiting, Crime Analysis, DUI, Motors, SWAT, Street Crimes, Criminal Investigation Bureau, Taser Demo, High Risk stops, Dispatch, Detention, and much more. Each session will include hands on activities. The location of each class will vary between the different police facilities.

General Ground Rules for Academy Participants

In order to have an enjoyable experience for all participating in the Avondale Police Department Citizen Police Academy, a few important items have been addressed below:

For Your Comfort

Sessions will start on time at 6:00pm and end at 9:00pm

Light snacks and beverages will be provided for each session

Business casual dress is appropriate with comfortable footwear

(a number of sessions will have participant activities)

Breaks will be scheduled into all of the sessions

Cell phones will be on vibrate

For Safety Reasons

CPA participants will wear their CPA ID’s while attending sessions

No guests or children permitted at CPA sessions/activities          


Business casual dress is appropriate with comfortable footwear – NO FLIP FLOPS

Emergency Contact Forms Completed

Waiver Forms Completed

For security reasons social media picture postings will not be permitted

Stay with your CPA classmates during activities 

Attendance Requirements

Sessions will begin on time at 6:00 pm – out of courtesy to your CPA classmates and law enforcement presenters, please be on time

100% participation is required for graduation

To be considered for the 2016 CPA class please click here for the application.

Applications will be accepted beginning July 5th through August 12th, 2016

For more information please contact:
Katrina Armstrong - 623-333-7217 or Debbie Ray - 623-333-7341 

Avondale PD 2014 Inaugural CPA Graduates
Avondale PD 2014 Inaugural CPA Graduates