Applications Accepted for 2018 Citizens' Police Academy

Update:  The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, July 13, 2018.

Time: 6 p.m.
Dates: Thursdays; August 2, 2018, through Oct. 4, 2018
Location: Paducah Police Department

The Paducah Police Department is now taking applications for its 2018 Citizens’ Police Academy, which is scheduled to begin Thursday evening, August 2.

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 Thursday nights for 11 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 22 classes, more than 350 citizens.

Deadline for applications is Friday, July 6, 2018. New this year – applications will be completed and submitted online only.

For more information about the CPA, contact Training Officer Scotty Davis ( at 270/444-8534.

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Date of release:  May 18, 2018 (Updated on July 6, 2018)