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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Registration opens for 2017 Citizens Police Academy; applications due March 17

Citizens Police Academy

Castle Rock Police Officers are dedicated to maintaining an open relationship with the public and keeping our Town among the safest in Colorado. But, have you ever wondered what it takes to be a police officer in Castle Rock? The Citizens Police Academy is your opportunity to find out.


Applications are being accepted for the 2017 program. The goal is for residents to better understand, and build a relationship with, the officers who are sworn to serve and protect the community.


The Citizens Police Academy allows participants to engage in a combination of classroom and hands-on training similar to the training our police officers go through. Some of the topics covered in the 10-week class include: community policing tactics; crime scene processing and evidence collection; investigative procedures; self-defense; firearm safety; and traffic laws.


The class meets Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. starting April 6 and running through June 22. The final class will be a graduation ceremony. Participation is free, but applications must be submitted before Friday, March 17.


“Maintaining a positive relationship with the public is very important for Castle Rock Police,” said Commander Jason Lyons, who coordinates the academy. “We’re grateful for opportunities like the Citizens Police Academy to provide our officers the chance to interact with the public in a nonemergency situation. Maintaining that level of trust is important for the entire community.”


The program is limited to 30 participants per year, and space fills up quickly. For more information, or to submit an online application, head to


Questions? Contact Commander Lyons at 720-733-6016 or


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