Citizen Police Academy

About the Academy
Are you interested in having a better understanding of the Fort Myers Police Department? Do you want to know how you as a community member can work in partnership with the Police Department? How does being armed with knowledge sound to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is right for you.
Citizen Police Academy
Upon completing the CPA, participants will not be armed with a gun and a badge, rather they will be armed with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what the Fort Myers Police Department does on a daily basis. Participants that attend a minimum of 24 hours of instruction will be honored with a graduation ceremony for their time and dedication to the CPA that will commence March, 2016.


The department will update the dates for the next CPA as soon as they become available.

Citizen Police Academy Applications (PDF)

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as space is limited. Applications from citizens that live and/or work within the city limits will be given priority over the other applications.

Please mail or drop off your completed application with an original signature to the Fort Myers Police Department, in care of Denise Egolf. If you have any questions, you can contact Denise at 239-321-7723.

Next class - Spring 2017

The CPA runs for 10 consecutive weeks. The details are as follows:
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thursdays
An additional 4 optional classes are available on Saturdays at the:

Southwest Florida Institute for Public Service
4312 Michigan Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33905