Citizens Police Academy
Citizens Police Academy is a robust 6-week community training program that provides members of the community with a background and deeper understanding of NYPD policies and activities, as well as the structure and limit of police power. The program replicates and condenses the NYPD recruit training regimen, allowing New Yorkers to gain a deeper understanding of skills and abilities that police officers bring to their work in the community.
CPA sessions include:
How to Apply
The NYPD hosts multiple sessions of Citizens Police Academy each year of a rolling basis. Contact your local NYPD Precinct Community Affairs Officer, Neighborhood Coordination Officer, Housing Bureau Police Service Area Community Affairs Officer, or local Transit District for further information.
For additional information about the program email CitizensPoliceAcademy@nypd.org.