Dubuque Citizen's Police Academy, 26th Session
Now accepting applications
Captain Steve Radloff (563) 587-3807
Lieutenant D. Brendan Welsh (563) 589-4473
December 21, 2022 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Dubuque Police Department is currently accepting applications from Dubuque residents wishing to participate in the 26th
annual Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). The purpose of this program is to build a better understanding between residents and police through education. The CPA does not certify participants as law enforcement officers. All sessions are taught by law enforcement professionals and other members of the Criminal Justice System. Classroom time includes presentations on arrest procedures, search and seizure, use of force, laws and policies, police procedures, domestic abuse cases, sexual abuse cases, drug enforcement, OWI’s, officer safety, and prevention programs.
Applications are accepted until January 22nd, 2023. Apply online at www.cityofdubuque.org/cpa
or paper applications can be picked up at the Dubuque Police Department, 770 Iowa Street.
The requirements for participation are:
*Must be at least 18 years of age
*No felony convictions
*No significant arrest history
*Preference given to City of Dubuque residents
The CPA consists of ten evening sessions beginning Thursday, February 9, 2023, through Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 6-9 p.m. at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center (DLEC), 855 Central Avenue. As part of the experience, attendees will participate in one 4-hour ride-along with a DPD Officer. Class size is limited. Those selected should commit to attending all ten sessions unless urgent circumstances arise, preventing the applicant from attending.
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