Citizen's Police Academy

If interested in joining the Glendale Police Department Citizen's Police Academy, please fill out one of the applications below:
Online Application
Printable Application

The Glendale Police Department is offering the 26th Citizens Police Academy starting Wednesday, February 8th, 2023. The CPA class is limited to 15 people. 

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) meets every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, for (10) weeks. Individuals who apply must be at least 18 years of age and live, work, or attend school in the City of Glendale, WI. The classes will provide an in-depth view into the various areas of law enforcement. It is an educational and informative program that allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that affect law enforcement efforts in the City of Glendale, and how to develop a partnership with the police department.

2020 CPA photo

A different topic is taught each week by Glendale Police Officers, including: 

  • Department Overview & Tour
  • K-9 Unit
  • OWI Investigations/SFST
  • Computer Forensic Investigations & Technology in Policing
  • Drug & Vice Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations, Evidence Processing & Homocide Case Study
  • Less Lethal Options
  • Use of Force & Tools of the Trade
  • High Speed Pursuits & Officer Involved Shooting
  • Program wrap-up & Graduation

The safety and security of our community depends on the active cooperation and participation of all its citizens. The goal of the program is to motivate graduates to be active partners in identifying crime and safety issues within the community, and work towards viable solutions. 

If you would like to apply for the CPA program or to obtain more information, please contact Sergeant Eric Guse at 414-228-1777 or by email at Applications are available on the City of Glendale Website shown above or at the Police Department. Applications are due by Friday, January 20th, 2023.