The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) meets from 6:00pm to 8:00pm once a week, for (8) 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.
In general, the CPA covers diverse topics such as media relations, a police ride-along, narcotics enforcement, defense and arrest tactics, criminal investigations, crime prevention, drunken driving detection, K9 unit, and use of force aspects.
For more information regarding the program or to have an application sent or emailed to you, contact our Crime Prevention Officer at 414-228-1741. You can also pick up a CPA brochure and application at the Glendale Police Department located at 5909 N. Milwaukee River Parkway, Glendale, WI.
The CPA class typically starts during February every year. Unfortunately, the 2020 CPA class was cut short and we were only able to host 6 classes due to the Covid-19 health pandemic. Please stay tuned for information regarding the 2021 CPA class schedule.