Citizen Police Academy

Contact Information

101 Penman Road South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Ph: (904) 247- 6193
Fax: (904) 247-6342

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Business Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm
Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Since its inception in 1998, the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) has graduated 45 classes with 1,152 graduates.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 12-week session that meets at the Police Station every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Two academy sessions are held each year in January and July.  Participants are treated to many action-packed presentations highlighting the major divisions and sections within the organization. 

Class presentations are done by Officers who are members of the:
♦ Patrol unit ♦ Detective squad ♦ Narcotic detective squad

♦ SWAT Team ♦ Evidence Technicians squad ♦ K-9 team

♦ Traffic and DUI unit
Hands-on activities include:
♦ 4 hours at an outdoor gun range using officers’ guns (including semi-auto and fully automatic weapons)

Dusting for fingerprints with evidence technicians

♦ Ride along with a patrol officer during a patrol shift

The cost to attend is only $25.  

We are current accepting applications for Class 46, which begins on 

August 12, 2021.  If you are unable to attend this session, please check

this location for updates regarding upcoming classes.

Citizen Police Academy Announcement

Citizen Police Academy Application

Ride-Along Program Application

Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association

Graduates of the Citizen Police Academy formed an Alumni Association (CPAAA) to continue their association with and support for the police department. Their assistance has been invaluable to the department. Members continue their education about the department by attending training sessions during their monthly meetings. They volunteer for activities such as the Kids Halloween and Christmas Parties, assistance at various festivals, fingerprinting, Kids Fishing Rodeo, data entry, and vehicle maintenance. Currently, there are over 150 members of the CPAAA who volunteer over 12,000 hours of time each year.

To learn more about the Citizen Police Academy contact the Police Volunteer Coordinator.                                                                                                                                                 


Learn more about the Alumni Association at http://jbcpaaa.org/index.html

Ride-Along Program Application

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