Citizen Police Academy

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2015 Citizen Academy Class
2015 Citizens Academy Class

The Newton Police Department Citizen Police Academy is an 11-week program designed to give the citizens of Newton a working knowledge of the functions of their Police Department. Citizens who attend the Citizen Police Academy will examine various areas of law enforcement through classroom discussions, tours, visitations, hands-on experiences and a reservation to accompany a Newton Police Officer on a shift to observe how law enforcement in our community functions under actual conditions.


The Citizen Police Academy has been designed to promote a better understanding between the community and the police officers who serve it. It offers an opportunity for citizens to learn about police procedures and to develop a basic understanding of the law enforcement profession. The Citizen Police Academy will provide a forum for citizens and police officers to unite and improve understanding of the interaction that is necessary to maintain a safe community.


Classes are taught by experienced Newton Police Officers and other related professionals.

Course Highlights

  • Officer Selection/Training
  • NPD Reserve Program
  • Legal Considerations
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Radio Procedure/911
  • Introduction to Firearms
  • Firearm Lab
  • Narcotics and Dangerous
  • Gang Awareness
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Vehicle Stops
  • Diversity
  • Practical Problems in
    Criminal Investigations