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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Applications now being accepted for West Monroe Police Department Citizen's Police Academy

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About the Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy is a twelve-week program designed to give citizens a working knowledge of the West Monroe Police Department. Each session consists of weekly classes that meet at various locations in the city of West Monroe.  Classes are held in the spring and fall each year. We are accepting applications for the next Citizen's Police Academy that will begin March 9 and be every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm for twelve weeks.

The mission of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to improve the relationships between the police and the community through communication and education. There is no financial cost to attend the academy.


The instruction gives citizens a knowledge of the job of a police officer with the West Monroe Police Department.  The topics covered include the following: Patrol, Detectives, Crime Scene, Evidence, Crash Reconstruction, K-9, SWAT, Use of Force, DWI Investigations, Street Crimes, Metro Narcotics, 9-1-1 Operations and Communications, Community Police, School Resource Programs, Shooting Simulator, Ouachita Homeland Security, Records, and Mental Health. 


The West Monroe Police Department sponsors the Citizen's Police Academy with the goal of educating attendees on the operations of the Department. This is accomplished through lecture, demonstrations, hands on activities, and tours, Attendees will have an opportunity to ride along with a police officer as part of the experience, 


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Not have been convicted of a felony
  • Not on probation
  • Submit to a background check
  • Be willing to commit to the twelve weeks

Applications can be found online at:

CPA-Application-PDF (

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