Citizen Police Academy

Class Training Announcement

In the law enforcement arena, an increasingly popular service to the community is that of a Citizen Police Academy. A Citizen Police Academy is a program intended to educate citizens about police work. Furthermore, it is an opportunity for the department to build a rapport with the citizens we serve. The Menomonee Falls Police Department will be offering the Citizen Police Academy in the Fall of 2024 with the first class date to be determined.  

The Menomonee Falls Police Department Citizen Police Academy is designed to give the public a working knowledge of our department’s organization, personnel, policies, and procedures. The Citizen Police Academy is not designed as a preparatory class for individuals who desire to become law enforcement officers. Rather, it is intended as an educational and informative offering for adults who either reside or work in our village and have a desire to learn more about their police department.

The Citizen Police Academy will cover a plethora of subjects including police administration, traffic enforcement, police operations, criminal investigations, use of force, tactical operations, etc. It will commence in the Fall of 2024 and will consist of thirteen weekly two to three-hour classes with the graduation taking place in December. If you are interested in participating in the Menomonee Falls Police Citizen Police Academy, please complete an application. Questions in reference to the academy can be directed to Sgt. John Eckert or call 262-532-8740.

Upon receipt of all of the applications, we will review them and select up to sixteen citizens for class. It is our intent to have a very diverse class. Citizens accepted into the class will be required to return a signed waiver of liability and a registration fee of $30. The registration fees will be used to purchase an academy class shirt, to purchase a framed class photo which will be displayed in the police department, and to cover all other related miscellaneous costs associated with the Citizen Police Academy.


Mark P. Waters
Chief of Police

Citizen Academy pamphlet (PDF)

Citizen Academy Application