The purpose of the Toledo Citizens Police Academy is to enhance relations between the
police and the community. The Academy Staff and officers of the Toledo Police Department
believe the success of crime prevention and detection lies primarily with a strong partnership
between the police and the community they serve. The better we get to know each other, the
more we can accomplish together.
The Toledo Citizens Police Academy is designed to give members of the community an
overview of what police work is really like. The Citizen Academy is a miniature version of the
Toledo Police Academy. Participants will receive training in subjects that vary from criminal
law to the use of deadly force. Each member of the class will be invited to Ride-A-Long with an
officer during a tour of duty. At the end of the academy, there will be a graduation ceremony
with diplomas to be awarded by the Chief of Police.
The instructors will be members of the Toledo Police Department. It is our hope that by
the time the program ends, you have not only learned something valuable about how the Toledo
Police Department operates, but have also gained a few friends as well.
The Citizens Police Academy is a ten-week course meeting one night a week for three
hours. Classes will be held at the Toledo Police Academy, in the Fire, Science and Law
Enforcement Building, at Owens Community College, 30439 Tracy Road, or the Toledo Police
Pistol Range, located at the rear of the Scott Park District Station, 2301 Nebraska Avenue.
If you are interested in attending the Toledo Citizens Academy, please call the Toledo
Police Academy at (419) 936-3400.

Toledo Citizens Police Academy signup Form