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Citizens’ Police Academy
Citizens' Police Academy (CPA)
The Citizens' Police Academy is designed to give people who live or own a business in Council Bluffs the opportunity to learn what police work is like in their community.

Class Information
Classes are taught by Council Bluffs' police officers and cover everything from community-oriented policing to special weapons and tactics teams. The first class was held in the spring of 1992 and was a huge success.

Classes meet:

Citizens' Police Academy
  • 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.   

  • Thursday nights

  • Each session runs 12 weeks

  • Class schedules may be rearranged based on staffing, scheduling, or other circumstances. 

The participants enjoy learning about their police department first hand. Most of the classes are designed to be hands-on experiences. While most people's knowledge of police work is gained from watching television, citizens who participate in the Citizens' Police Academy find the experience both educational and rewarding. 

How to Register
Register for the next CPA by completing the CPA 2016 form.

Mail the completed form to:
Officer Dave Burns
227 South 6th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

If you have any questions, please call Officer Dave Burns at (712) 329-1825.