Citizens Academy

Academy Starts September 12th, 2022

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What is the Citizen Academy?

The Citizen Academy serves to increase resident awareness and understanding of the function of the

Blackfoot police department. Participants will learn about topics relative to the role of the police officer

in their community.

During a 5-week academy, residents are instructed on several topics, including crime scene investigation,

firearms, arrest techniques, and several other areas of instruction. Participants must attend 7 of the 9

classes of the two hours class blocks to be eligible for graduation. Academy size will be capped at fifteen

students to ensure safety is the top priority.

Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday nights a week from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for 5 consecutive

weeks. *Firearms class will be held from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Who can apply?

The Citizen Academy is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who either lives, attends school, or

works in the City of Blackfoot. All applicants will be subjected to a background check.

How to apply?

Visit the Blackfoot Police Department web page and download the Blackfoot Police Citizens' Academy

Application. Complete the application, email it to or turn the application

in to the Police Department at 501 N. Maple, #410 Blackfoot Idaho, 83221.

What is the cost?

Free! The only cost to participants is their time.

What topics will be covered in the academy?

Academy Application