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Cheyenne PD opens registration for Citizen’s Police Academy

The Cheyenne Police Department is opening registration for the Citizen's Police Academy.

(Photo from the Cheyenne Police Department)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne Police Department is hosting a free Citizen’s Police Academy from Monday, April 3 through Wednesday, May 3 at the Public Safety Center, 415 W. 18th St.

The academy is an interactive program that takes citizens behind the scenes of the police department. It is designed to help increase awareness and understanding of how policing is conducted while strengthening the relationship between community members and police officers.

The five-week academy will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to
9 p.m. There will also be two Saturday field classes conducted for firearms and K-9 training.

The curriculum will include courses in constitutional law, criminal investigations, human trafficking and property crime. Additionally, students will actively learn about de-escalation and use of force, traffic enforcement, dispatch and vehicle pursuits.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, agree to a background investigation, have a valid driver’s license and complete a waiver of liability. Citizens may apply online by following the link here. Registration will be open from Monday, March 13 through Monday, March 27, or whenever the first 30 valid applicants sign up.