Citizens Police Academy



The 20th class of the Olathe Citizens Police Academy will begin

in the Fall of 2013.

We are no longer accepting applications.  The nine-week academy consists of classroom time, hands on displays, and a ride along with an Olathe police officer.  Citizens have the opportunity to interact with department personnel holding various assignments including: Patrol, Investigations, Tactical Support Unit, Canine Unit, Traffic Unit and many other areas.

This program is not an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer.

9 week, fast paced courseApplicant Requirements:
Be at least 18 years old
Have never been convicted of a felony crime
Be a resident, or own or manage a business in Olathe
Make a solid time commitment to attend the Academy

Olathe Police Department Public Safety Center
501 E. 56 Highway

The class size is limited to 30 participants.  All intererested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Olathe Police Department to run a criminal history check.

The Citizens Police Academy is sponsored by the Olathe Police Department and the Citizens Police Advisory Council (CPAC).

2012 Fall Citizens Police Academy Pictures: