Citizens Police Academy
August 18 – October 20, 2021
Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m.
The Merriam Police Department is now accepting online applications for the Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy started in 2009 as a way to strengthen relationships with the community. Get a behind-the-scene tour of what officers do on a daily basis. The 10-week program starts Wednesday, Aug. 18 and runs through Oct. 20. Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m at the Merriam Police Department located at 9010 W. 62nd St.
Non-Merriam residents are welcome to apply.
Participants learn about:
- Home security
- Search and seizure
- Court procedure
- Traffic enforcement and accident investigation
- Use of force and defensive tactics, including a taser demonstration
- Domestic violence
- Firearms training
- DUI investigation
- Many other law enforcement topics
Participants will also tour the Merriam police station as well as Johnson County crime lab, dispatch, and jail.