Citizens Police Academy

If you have ever wanted to get an extended look at what law enforcement is really like, consider attending the Danville Citizens Police Academy. There are typically two academies per year. Classes are held in-person on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 6 consecutive weeks with two Saturday sessions.  Classes may include the following topics: 

  • Patrol Procedures
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Impaired Driving
  • Investigations
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Crime Prevention 
  • Criminal Prosecution 
  • Driving Instruction

The Police Department holds two Citizens Academy sessions per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Those interested in attending the Citizens' Academy should complete and turn in the application to be added to the interest list.

Apply for the Next Citizens Academy

Danville PD Citizens Academy Application

E-mail your completed application to

Citizens Academy
Chief Allan Shields sitting at a table leading a discussion with a room for of Citizen's Academy
Female Officer showing a citizen the K-9 SUV