CHPD Hosts Citizens Academy

CHPD Hosts Citizens Academy
Posted on 02/02/2016

In an effort to educate and connect with the great people of our city, the Cottonwood Heights Police Department offers a special training course called the Citizens Police Academy. The program’s intent to give citizens a better understanding of the challenges and benefits of life on the force. 

The academy will provide insight into police operations and procedures, and build better relationships between the public and CHPD officers.

Attendees will learn about the legal system, firearms and the use of deadly force, S.W.A.T., K-9, patrol/traffic/DUI tactics, criminal investigation/evidence collection, domestic violence, gangs and narcotics.

This 10-week program will be a combination of classroom and hands-on experiences and tours. All classes will be taught by CHPD officers. The 2016 Citizens Academy will begin on March 16 until May 18 and will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

There is limited space for those who wish to attend the academy, but if you are interested in joining, please contact Liz Jones by email at or call 801-944-7100.