Citizens Police Academy

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Overview

The Sedona Police Department's Citizen's Academy will provide citizens with an inside look at local law enforcement. The eight-week academy is designed to give citizens an overview of our department's policies and procedures. The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to the traditional police academy but geared toward citizen knowledge.

The academy is tuition-free and open to all Sedona residents or employees of a Sedona business. During the academy, students will be introduced to our Community Oriented Problem Solving program, K-9 unit, and participate in a firearms demonstration. Other topics include police ethics, communications, drug enforcement and education, criminal law, the justice system and all of our investigation units.

Police department personnel teach the academy classes. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the chief and staff members and will have an opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns to police department employees. Our goal is greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement's role in the community

Participant requirements
Candidates for the citizen's academy must meet the following criteria: 
    • Minimum age of 18 years 
    • Community members must live or work in the Sedona area 
    • No prior felony convictions 
    • No misdemeanor arrests within the last twelve months 
    • Any of the above listed requirements may be waived upon review and approval of the police chief

Civic groups and community organization members are encouraged to apply. Classes are scheduled for each Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. with one Saturday spent at the firearms range.  Download the application. The application can be mailed to Lt. Wilcoxson at 100 Roadrunner Drive Sedona, Arizona 86336 or emailed to LWilcoxson@sedonaAz.gov. Registration is limited to 14 students on a first come, first served basis.

For more information call Lt. Wilcoxson at (928) 203-5008.

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