Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy is an eight week program designed to give our community a behind the scenes look at how we protect our city. It is held in the Fall of each year and is a one night per week commitment, for 3 hours each night. Topics include: patrol, traffic crash investigations, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, SW.A.T., negotiators, drug task force, and much more. Community members will leave with a much greater understanding of law enforcement operations, specifically within the City of Portland.


  • 18 years of age, or older
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions within 5 years of application
  • Completion of a background check

See the links for more information, and to obtain an application. Applications are accepted after July 1st for each upcoming class.

Police guns and other equipment