19 Dec 2012

Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

Categories: Community Programs

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. The CPA runs for 10 consecutive weeks, one night a week from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights with an additional four optional classes on Saturdays at the Southwest Florida Institute for Public Service, located at 4312 Michigan Ave, Fort Myers. 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 on November 19, 2014. 

The Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming CPA that will start on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Applications must be submitted no later than August 13, 2014. 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.

Download: CPA Brochure/Application

Please mail or drop off your completed application (with an original signature) to the Fort Myers Police Department, C/o Shannon Northorp. If you have any questions you can contact Shannon Northorp at or 321-7759.

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Office: (239) 321-7700
Emergency: 911

Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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