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Applications are now being accepted for a waiting list for the 2021 academy. Thank you for your interest in participating!


In 1997 the Montrose Police Department created the Citizens Police Academy to help inform residents about the intricacies of the department’s operations and build a stronger partnership with the community. Since that time, hundreds of residents have participated, each graduating from the academy with a much greater appreciation for the PD’s role in keeping Montrose safe and secure. 

The Program

The Citizens Police Academy is an informative and fun 12-week course that will be held on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Each session will last approximately two hours. The program gives citizens an opportunity to learn more about the operations of the Montrose Police Department and covers a variety of topics including:
  • Introduction and history of the department
  • Animal Control
  • Criminal investigations
  • Firearms use
  • Internal affairs
  • Officer survival
  • Patrol procedures and equipment
  • Police hiring process
  • Support staff
  • Traffic laws

How to Participate

Residents who are interested in participating in the 2021 academy are invited to apply to be placed on a waiting list. Participants must be at least 16 years old and may obtain an application at the Montrose Police Department (434 South First Street), download the form, or complete and submit an online application.

If you have any questions regarding the Citizens Police Academy, please visit the Montrose PD or call 970-252-5215.