Citizens Police Academy

The course is designed to give citizens a better understanding of Frederick Police Department functions and the challenges each officer faces every day when he or she puts on the uniform.

The Course

Students receive instruction in many aspects of police work such as:

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Search and Seizure
  • Tactical Communication
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Uniformed Patrol

The course is highly interactive with frequent hands-on exercises. To complement classroom instruction, participants will also ride-along for a shift with a patrol officer.

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Enrollment Information

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is an 8 week program designed to give interested persons an overview of the many functions of The Frederick Police Department.  Classes meet every Wednesday evening from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

The CPA gives participants instruction in the many aspects of modern law enforcement such as uniformed patrol, criminal investigations, undercover operations, tactical operations, and various other law enforcement functions.  There are numerous interactive and hands-on segments such as defensive tactics demonstrations and field sobriety.


Frederick Police Department Training Facility located at 6424 Plant Road, Frederick Maryland 21701

The program is open to any resident of the City of Frederick, or persons with business interests in the City, who are 18 years of age or older and have no serious criminal convictions.

(There is no fee for this academy)