The Citizen Police Academy is an endeavor by Jonesboro Police Department to educate citizens about police policies, functions and services. The mission of the Citizen Police Academy is to give the public a working knowledge of Jonesboro Police Department in an effort to dispel misconceptions about police officers and how police function, encourage a partnership with the community that will enable community-led problem solving, and create an environment for positive police and community interaction. This academy does not create police officers, but instead aims to educate citizens about the policies, procedures and the laws that govern our actions. The department benefits from the academy by being afforded a better understanding of the views and concerns of our community, making us more accountable to the public that we serve.
During the Jonesboro Police Department Citizen Police Academy, you’ll learn about Organization of the JPD, Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Police Procedure, SWAT Operations, Crime Scene Investigation, K-9 Unit, Crime Analysis, Court Procedure, and many other topics.
•Be at least 21 years of age
•Live or work in Craighead County
•Have no prior felony arrests
•Have had no serious misdemeanor arrests in the last 2 years
•Commit to attending 75 percent of the classes during the session