LPD accepting applications for the 2018 Citizens' Police Academy

January 2, 2018


The City of Lawrence Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Citizens’ Academy. The Citizens’ Academy is a 10-week program designed to give citizens a greater understanding of the inner-workings of their police department. 

The Citizens’ Academy introduces citizens to a wide variety of topics and operational functions and procedures of the department. There will be several speakers who will present and as well as provide practical exercises in wide array of topics from Crime Scene Investigations, K-9, Patrol, and Emergency Vehicle Operations, and much more. 

Participants in the Citizens’ Academy are selected by the Chief of Police through an application process. There are a limited number of seats available for this academy. 

Applicants must meet the following criteria to attend the Citizens’ Academy: 


  • Must be 21 years old prior to the start of the academy 
  • Must live or work in the City of Lawrence 
  • Must not have had any misdemeanor arrest for the past five years or felony arrests at any time 


The academy starts Tuesday, March 6, from 6p.m. to 9p.m., and will continue for 10 weeks. Classes will take place at LPD's Craig Herbert Range located at 9530 E. 59th St.

Applications will be accepted January 1 to February 1. Applications can be accessed from the City of Lawrence website at www.cityoflawrence.org. Information and applications are also available at LPD's offices located at 9001 E. 59th St. 


To learn more, please contact Deputy Chief Curtis Bigsbee at 317-542-4518.