MPD offers a Police Citizen Academy for 8 weeks generally during the fall months. The course consists of 2 hour classes one night per week. This program is designed to foster a spirit of cooperation between members of the community and the police department in a friendly learning environment. Those interested in exploring the inner mechanisms of the MPD will participate in many "hands on" topics such as CPR, riding in the police cruiser during an officer's shift and a gun safety course prior to a field trip to the gun range.
Each week, academy students will delve into a different aspect of police work. Students can participate as much or as little as they choose, making the academy a very stress-free and beneficial experience.
You are invited to join the Miami Police Department's 5th Annual Citizen's Academy September 7th to October 26th, 2017. The MPD and Chief "H.T." Anderson would like to invite area citizens to participate in the Academy. This class has been designed to build a bond of mutual trust and respect between the police department and our citizens and to bring the police and community closer together in a setting that offers both training and understanding to each participant.