The Zionsville Police Department is proud to provide a unique opportunity for citizens to attend training classes covering the operation of the department and to experience a window into some of the training required to become a police officer.
In today’s world, citizens can have an inaccurate view of the profession of law enforcement. Some of these views are shaped by exposure to news reports, Hollywood movies and fictional television shows. It is our expectation to provide an accurate view of the real world of law enforcement for our participants.
This eight-week academy is focused on educating citizens about the Zionsville Police Department, the organization, operations and role in the community. Class participants will gain an understanding of police department responsibilities, laws, and department procedures that govern its operation. The goal of the academy is to continue to develop the partnership between citizens and your local law enforcement agency.
Note: we are currently accepting waitlist applications only.
Classes are taught by members of the police department, many of which are certified law enforcement instructors. Our Citizens Academy is open to all Zionsville residents or persons who work in the Zionsville Community who are 18 years old or older. Applicants with a felony criminal history will not be accepted. Limited misdemeanor history will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Participation in the Citizens Academy is at the discretion of the Chief of Police.