The Sun Prairie Police Department is excited to offer to Sun Prairie residents, and to those that work in Sun Prairie, the opportunity to participate in the Citizens Police Academy. This community based policing program affords an opportunity for our citizens to learn more about what it is like to be a police officer, and it allows police officers a chance to better understand a citizen’s perspective on law enforcement.
Citizens Police Academy participants will spend time in a classroom learning more about police operations including investigations, crime prevention, criminal trends, and the policing philosophy in Sun Prairie. Participants will also take part in more hands on learning such as building searches, vehicle operations, traffic stop simulation, and firearms training.
There are typically seven classes from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, one class on a Saturday morning and then a banquet at the end of the academy. Participants do not have to commit to attending all classes; they must be 18 years of age and pass a background check.