Citizen Academy

What is the Citizen Police Academy?
The Citizen 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 most weeks on Thursday evenings at the Shawnee Justice Center (Police Department) which is located at 5850 Renner Road. The Thursday dates run from September through November with two Saturday sessions.

About the Academy
The Academy includes a tour of the Police Department, the Johnson County Crime Lab and the Johnson County Adult Detention Center. An Academy range for the participants is also included. The topics covered during the academy will include:

  • Department Mission and History
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Crime Analysis
  • Traffic Enforcement and Crash Investigation
  • Officer Training
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Special Investigations and Narcotics
  • Communications
  • Tactical Team and K9
  • Firearms
  • School Resource Officer Program
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

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

How Do I Apply?
Applications will be available in June. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be considered. Class size is limited to 26 participants.

If you have any questions, please contact CORE officer Roman Madrigal at (913) 742-6859 or by email to