Accepting Applications for 2019 Citizens' Police Academy

Date of release:  August 8, 2019

Time: 6 p.m.
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 2019, through Nov. 5, 2019
Location: Paducah Police Department

The Paducah Police Department is now taking applications for its 2019 Citizens’ Police Academy, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday evening, Sept. 17.

The Citizens’ Police Academy is a free program for citizens 18 years of age and older who live in Paducah, McCracken County or the surrounding area. Classes are held on Tuesday nights for 7 weeks. Class size is limited.

CPA attendees are exposed to some of the same training that police officers receive, and witness presentations from the department’s K9 units, bomb squad SWAT team and others. They also participate in a mock crime scene investigation and visit the firearms range. The classes expose citizens to a number of current law enforcement issues and the latest Paducah Police Department procedures.

The Paducah Police Department’s CPA was formed in 2002 to give citizens a better understand of the inner workings of the department. The CPA has graduated 23 classes, more than 350 citizens.

Deadline for applications is September 6, 2019. Applications will be completed and submitted online only. For more information about the CPA, contact Community Resource Officer Gretchen Morgan at 270-444-8534.