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Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies ONLY

Non-Emergency Help
Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips
720-913-7867 (STOP)
Gang Hotline
Report Graffiti
311 or
(720) 913-1311
Sex Offender Hotline
Hate Crimes Hotline


The Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) is a multi-week program conducted up to ten times a year, with an average of 25-35 attendees. It is designed to familiarize Citizens with the “how/what/why” of Police procedures, and provide an opportunity to interact and ask Officers questions. The CPA is no longer held exclusively at the Police Academy, but moves around the Police District Stations, and other sites, including the Denver Police Academy.

The Citizens’ Academies do their best to reflect current themes and topics, and encourage discussion of how the Police operate in general.

Participants attend lectures and discussions on subjects such as:

  • Officer Safety
  • Police History
  • Constitutional Laws
  • Arrest/Search/Seizure
  • Internal Affairs Process
  • Less Lethal Weapons
  • Traffic Stops
  • Shoot/Don't Shoot Scenarios in the Virtra 300 Simulator
  • Police Non-Emergency Vehicle Operations (N.E.V.O.)
  • Radio Room/911 Center

Officers and other experts assist with lectures and demonstrations. Upon completion of the program participants receive a certificate, and are able to participate in (2)“ride-alongs” on patrol shifts, and invited to consider joining the Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) unit.


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To apply, complete the packet, print, fill out and submit by email or fax to:

Sergeant James Pelloni
Community Relations Division

Phone: (720) 913-6475
Fax: (720) 913-7019

Scheduled Citizen's Police Academies:


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Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80224

Phone: (720) 913-6167
Information Desk: (720) 913-6010
Non-Emergency Line: (720) 913-2000
Dial 911 for Emergencies