Citizen’s Police Academy


Citizen’s Police Academy

241 graduates and counting !!

The Citizens’ Police Academy provides citizens with a better understanding of the role of law enforcement and the daily work and duties of police officers. Through a series of lectures, field trips and simulated activities the Academy creates a core of well-informed citizens who have greater insight into police practices and operations. Academy graduates share their experiences and knowledge with others, enhancing the relationship between community and law enforcement.

The instructors are Madisonville police officers who teach in their own area of expertise. Each has years of training and experience to share. Class sessions include demonstrations of K-9 units, dispatch, traffic enforcement, use of force, criminal investigation and much more. Students are encouraged to participate in exercises including mock investigations and traffic stops, that place them in the shoes of police officers.

To be considered for the Citizens’ Police Academy, an applicant must be a resident of or work anywhere in Hopkins County, pass a criminal history check, possess a valid Kentucky driver’s license, be at least 18 years of age, and have no prior felony convictions.

To apply, or for more information, contact the Department’s CPA Coordinator

Lt. Matthew Enlow
270.821.1720 ext 210


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