Police Citizen's Academy

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Registration for the 2024 Police Citizen's Academy has closed.

The Lakeville Police Citizen’s Academy is designed to give residents the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a police officer in the City of Lakeville. The Academy allows participants to interact with our officers and tour the facility. The firsthand look will provide a better understanding of police work, our policies and how our agency operates.

Lakeville’s Police Citizen’s Academy is more than just a classroom experience! Participants will also go through realistic hands-on, scenario-based learning. Topics may include:

  • Patrol Operations and Investigations
  • Scenarios – Traffic Stops, Crisis Situations and Domestic Calls
  • Overview of Specialized Units (K-9, Drug Task Force, SWAT Crime Scene Unit, etc.)
  • Dakota 911 (Dispatch)
  • DUI Enforcement – SFST Demonstrations
  • Understanding Use of Force
  • Less Lethal Weapons Demonstrations
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Academy Ride-along
  • And more!

The Lakeville Police Citizen's Academy is sponsored by the Lakeville Public Safety Foundation.