Citizens Police Academy Registration Now Open

CPD  9-1-17

The Cheyenne Police Department will be hosting a free ten-week Citizens Police Academy that starts on Oct. 4 at the Cheyenne Public Safety Center.

The academy is designed to inform and educate participants in all aspects of law enforcement and include predominately “hands-on” training sessions.

The academy is open to the public and will begin on Oct. 4 and finish on Dec. 6.  The classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.  There will also be two Saturday field classes conducted for firearms and crime scene investigation training.

The curriculum will include training and applications of constitutional law, criminal investigations, narcotics, as well as crime scene processing.  Additionally, students will actively learn about defensive tactics, traffic enforcement, gangs and firearms familiarization. Several practical exercises will be conducted so students can actually perform many elements of everyday law enforcement.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, agree to a background investigation, have a valid driver’s license and complete a waiver of liability.  Citizens may apply online by going to

Space is limited to 30 valid applicants.  For information, contact Officer Kevin Malatesta at 633-6653 or