Community Oriented Policing plays an important and vital role in reducing crime in any community. Therefore the Quakertown Borough Police Department has instituted the Citizens Police Academy to improve communications and obtain citizen support throughout the borough. It is our hope that the graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to crime issues that are affecting our community. Graduates can take their knowledge back to their neighborhoods where they can use it to enhance the quality of life.
The Citizens Police Academy is a program designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the Quakertown Borough Police Department. The academy consists of a series of classroom instruction and practical field exercises. There will be a total of eight sessions, held one evening per week for a period of two to three hours. The Citizens Police Academy gives an in-depth view into several areas of law enforcement. It is an educational and informative program that allows citizens the opportunity to learn more about the issues that affect law enforcement in Quakertown Borough.
Individuals who apply for the Citizens Police Academy must be 18 years of age. The academy is open to anyone, but priority will be given to those who live or work in the Borough. The academy is being offered at no cost. A valid driver’s license is required and applicants may be subject to a background check. Applications for admission can be found here. Click the links below to find two videos of the Citizens Police Academy made by graduates of the 2014 class: