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The Nevada Police Department is now accepting applications for our 2019 Citizen Police Academy tentatively scheduled to begin on March 20, 2019. This program provides participants with an inside look at the operations of the police department. The program is a lecture and interactive based program that allows the public to view community policing from the law enforcement perspective.

This eight week program meets every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm beginning March 20th through May 8th. Most classes will be held at the Nevada Police Department.

Applications can be obtained at the Nevada Police Department or Download and will be accepted now through March 18th.

The program will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Department Orientation
  • 911 Communications and Emergency Dispatching
  • Jail Tour
  • Traffic Stop Interactive Training
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Offenses
  • Animal Control
  • Criminal Scene Investigation
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Drug Recognition
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Applicant Requirements:

  • Complete a citizen police academy application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • No domestic violence, drug, or violent crime arrests
  • Must be able to perform light physical activity
  • Dress will be casual unless advised otherwise in advance by the instructor

All materials needed for the class will be provided by the Nevada Police Department

If you have questions about the program or its requirements please contact:

Lt. Steve Bastow

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