CHPD To Host Citizens Academy

CHPD To Host Citizens Academy
Posted on 01/19/2017

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 is to allow citizens to gain a better understanding of how and why police officers do their jobs.  

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

Attendees will learn about the legal system, firearms along with 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 2017 Citizens Academy will take place from February 22 to April 26 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 at or call 801-944-7100.