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Community Engagement Opportunities
Citizens Police Academy

During the 12-week course, you will have the opportunity to learn how each division in the agency operates. Additionally, participants have an opportunity to hear from representatives of each specialized unit, such as the Bomb Squad, K-9 Unit, Narcotics Unit and the SWAT Team.  Class participants also tour the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (jail), Montgomery Correctional Center (prison), and the firing range.

There are three Citizens Police Academy classes scheduled to take place in 2021. The class meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., once a week for 12 weeks (except on holidays) and is open to Duval County residents.

2021 Schedule:

  • The first class is scheduled to start Thursday, January 7, 2021.  The deadline for applications has passed.
  • The second class is cheduled to start Thursday, April 15, 2021.  The deadline for applications has passed.
  • The third class is scheduled to take place Thursday, September 9, 2021. Deadline for applications is Friday, August 20, 2021.

If you have questions please contact the Community Engagement Office at 904.630.2160.

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