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Citizen's Academy

The Citizen's Academy is a ten week overview of the general operations of the Police Department. The class meets one night each week at the Omaha Police Training Academy.

All applicants will be required to undergo a background check and have their criminal history examined. The Omaha Police Department reserves the right to deny the participation of any person who shows a propensity toward criminal activity.

Some of the topics presented are:

  • Chaplain's Program
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Firearms Safety
  • Metro Unit
  • K-9 Patrol
  • Mounted Patrol
  • Officer Safety
In addition, the participant will be offered the opportunity to go on a "Ride Along" with an Omaha Police Officer doing routine patrol. The Citizen Academy also participates in simulated police activities.

To learn more about the program and request an application, contact the Omaha Police Department Training Unit at (402) 444-5601.