Citizens Police Academy
Promoting Community Awareness Through Citizen Participation
The Citizens Police Academy is an interesting and exciting way to gain insight into law enforcement and experience the daily operations within the Westminster Police Department. The Citizens Police Academy is designed to build a bond of mutual trust and respect between the Police Department and our citizens. Through classroom lectures, hands-on experience and demonstrations, participants will learn the importance of civic awareness and citizen/police cooperation.
There are usually two scheduled Citizens Police Academy classes each year. The classes are 14 weeks in duration, including a graduation ceremony, and the classes are limited to 25 students per class. Classes meet every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m.
We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 academy class. It is scheduled to begin on August 16, 2017.
Class members must be at least 18 years of age, or 16 with parent permission. Preference is given to applicants that live or work in the City of Westminster, however everyone is encouraged to apply. Applicants are subject to a background check. Applicants who don't meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to contact the police department regarding their circumstances.
If you are interested in attending a Citizens Police Academy, contact Investigator Kate Kazell at 303-658-4422 or via email at WPCA@CityofWestminster.us.
Citizens Academy Alumni Association
The Westminster Citizens Academy Alumni Association was formed in May 1998. The mission of the association is to enhance relations and public awareness between the community and the Westminster Police Department through continuing education and specialized programs. Events, classes and social gatherings are held throughout the year to strengthen the partnership between the community and the Police Department. Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy are eligible to join the Alumni Assoication.