Tampa Police Department Citizen's Academy

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Join the Tampa Police Department's Citizens Police Academy

Have you ever thought that you would like to learn about law enforcement, or were just curious about how certain aspects of law enforcement are handled and why?

If you answered yes, then you can get a live, up close and accurate view of police work by attending the Tampa Police Department's Citizens Police Academy.

The Tampa Police Department is inviting you to join its hands-on Citizens Police Academy that truly takes you behind the scenes and gives you a taste of the rigorous training that prepares Tampa Police officers for their daily duties of protecting and serving the citizens of our city. 

This is a free event hosted by the department!  Each academy consists of five evening sessions and one full Saturday session.  

Tampa Police Department Citizen Academy Activities:

  • Ride Along with an officer
  • Specialty team demonstrations
  • Scenario based exercises
  • Interactive forum to try

Our department hosts two academies per year during the Spring and Fall.  If you are interested in participating in our next academy please fill out our online application.  If selected, a member of our team will confirm your attendance by email or phone. 

Citizen Academy Requirements:

  • Participants must be 18 years of age.
  • Must submit to a background check.
  • Must submit a completed application.
  • Participants must be able to attend all sessions of the academy.

For any other questions call: (813) 242-5404

 Apply to the TPD Citizen's Academy ONLINE