Citizens Police Academy

The Germantown Police Department Citizen Academy is a course designed to provide citizens with a better understanding of the operations of our police department. We encourage graduates to stay involved through an Alumni Group. Each session consists of 7 three-hour classes held once a week on Wednesday evenings. We post announcements for the academy on our Facebook page.

Academy Topics

  • 911 Dispatch Center
  • Administration
  • Traffic Stops
  • Defense and Arrest Tactics
  • Drug enforcement
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Drunk Driving
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Firearms Training
  • K-9 Unit
  • Crime Scene Processing


You must:
  • Be a minimum age of 18
  • Live or work in Germantown
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Pass a background check
  • Commit to attend 80% of scheduled activities

Alumni Group 

Opportunities for continued interaction with the Police Department are offered to academy graduates. We have numerous volunteer opportunities, including the Christmas Parade, July 4th Parade, our Neighbors Against Crime Night Out, and various other events.