Citizen Police Academy

The Fayetteville Citizen’s Police Academy is a once-a-week, 10-week program designed to give Fayetteville residents a working knowledge of the Fayetteville Police Department, including police procedures and protocol.

Through the interactive courses, participants learn many aspects of law enforcement, such as the patrol operations, police communications, criminal investigations, terrorism, and many other topics. Residents will gain a better understanding of how police services are conducted in their communities and see “how and why” officers make some of their decisions in the course of their duties.

Graduates of the Citizen’s Police Academy play a vital role in their community by improving communication between citizens and law enforcement and by providing local input and support throughout the county.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is free and enrollment is open to qualified individuals. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Fayetteville, or the surrounding area. A thorough background check will be conducted on each applicant. We accept applications year-round. 

Each session will be 2 hours, one night a week, for 10 weeks. 

Residents interested in participating in the Citizen’s Police Academy must fill out an application for consideration. For more information, please contact the Fayetteville Police Department’s Community Policing Division at 479-587-3580.

Citizens Police Academy Application

  • Please Note: the Citizens Police Academy program is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.