Citizen Academy
What is the Shawnee Citizens’ Police Academy?

    The Citizens’ Police Academy is an opportunity for members of our community to see and experience the role of the law enforcement officer at a deeper level. Participants in the academy will meet and interact with officers and see how the members of the Shawnee Police Department work to maintain a safe community for all who live in, work in, or visit Shawnee.

    Academy Dates and Location

    The 2017 edition of the Citizens’ Police Academy will consist of approximately 11 weekly sessions and will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Shawnee Justice Center (Police Department) which is located at 5850 Renner Road. The Thursday dates run from September 7th through November 16th with one additional Saturday session.

    About the Academy

    The Academy includes a tour of the Police Department, the Johnson County Crime Lab and the Johnson County Adult Detention Center.  Some of the many topics covered during the academy are:

    • Department Mission and History
    • Patrol Procedures
    • Internal Affairs, Police Use of Force
    • Crime Analysis
    • Traffic Enforcement and Crash Investigation
    • Officer Training
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Special Investigations and Narcotics
    • Communications
    • Emergency Vehicle Operation
    • Tactical Team and K9
    • Community Outreach
    • School Resource Officer Program
    • Multi-Housing Program
    • Crime Prevention
    • Crime Scene Investigation

    Who Can Apply?

    Persons 18 years of age or older who live or work in the City of Shawnee, Kansas; and have no criminal record may apply.

    How Do I Apply?

    Applications are available and accepted on-line starting June 12, 2017. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be considered. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

    Click here to apply:


    Please contact CORE Officer Roman Madrigal at by phone at (913) 742-6859 or by email to