What is it like to be an officer in Castle Rock? Every year, we provide the residents of Castle Rock a chance to gain a better understanding of what law enforcement officers go through on a daily basis through the Citizens Police Academy. Participants engage in a combination of classroom and hands-on training.
The class is kept small, no more than 30 people, to aid participation. The annual series is free and meets from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday nights for 10 weeks.
2018 Graduating Class
The 2020 Citizens Police Academy will begin April 9 and run through June 18. Registration will open Monday, March 2. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020.
The academy contains mini versions of the same types of training real officers go through. Participants learn or experience:
Community policing tactics
Crime scene processing and evidence collection
Education in federal, state and local laws
Investigative procedures, including officer discretion relating to arrests
Self-defense / firearm safety
Traffic laws, accident investigation and drunken driving enforcement
Victim assistance services
The academy’s goal is to build partnerships between Castle Rock residents and the officers who serve and protect them through a series of classes instructed by police officers. Residents interested in how the Castle Rock Police Department’s policies and procedures work may email us or call Commander Lyons at 720-733-6016.