Volunteer/ Lakewood Citizens Police Academy
Lakewood volunteers contribute an average of 14,000 hours each year, offering their energy and expertise every day to benefit the community.
Volunteers who join the Volunteer Support Team are active in all divisions of the department and perform a variety of tasks. Training requirements vary by position, many of which require volunteers to successfully complete the Citizen Police Academy Program.
Citizens Police Academy
Do you want insight about how the Lakewood Police Department performs its duties, makes decisions and serves the community? Do you have an interest in learning more about police ethics, SWAT, gangs, traffic enforcement, narcotics, patrol procedures, K-9, crime scene investigations and more? Since its inception in 1989, the Citizens Police Academy has been successful in strengthening bonds between the community and the Police Department. The Academy reveals aspects of policing not generally known to the public, and it improves the understanding of what it's like to be a police agent.
Graduates of the academy may apply to assist the department in a variety of interesting efforts. Newly gained understanding of the Police Department will enable you to invest your energy and talent for the good of our community. Citizen academies are offered in the spring and fall. For the next upcoming class, watch the video at the bottom of this page.
445 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
If you are interested, fill out the form. Please understand all applicants will undergo a background check prior to acceptance.