Citizens' Police Academy


When offered, the course lasts approximately eight (8) weeks and a light meal and refreshments will be provided. The course will cover numerous areas and is designed to introduce and inform citizens of the role of Law Enforcement in the community and familiarize them with some of the applications of law.

The class hours will be from 6:00pm to approximately 8:00pm every Thursday night. Some of the topics covered will be: Police Dept. Structure, Crime Scene Processing, Family Violence, Juvenile law, Gangs, Evidence Procedures, Patrol Operations, Use of Force, Firearms Training, Internal Affairs, Complaint process, Disciplinary process, and participants will conduct a ride along with an Officer during the course.

Participants do not have to be a resident of Douglas to attend this course. It is open to all citizens over 18 years of age. Class maximum will be 20 participants. Registration forms are available at the Douglas Police Department or contact Corporal Patrick West at (912) 384-2222 or e-mail at

Forms may be downloaded below:

Citizens’ Police Academy Application (PDF)

Citizens’ Police Academy Release Form (PDF)