Citizens Academy Kickoff

Last night the 2017 session of the EPPD’s Citizens Academy kicked off. For the next five Tuesday nights, 23 community members will learn about various aspects of policing including Traffic, DWI, Investigations, 911 Dispatch, Crisis Intervention Training, Use of Force, SWAT and K-9.

Citizens Academy is a free program sponsored by the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund. The purpose of Citizens Academy is to provide hands-on law enforcement experience to people who live or work in Eden Prairie in order to create a strong community network. Our hope is that participants will share their opinions and observations with their neighbors, civic organizations, friends and family to further develop our community network.

The EPPD relies on members of our community to help Eden Prairie safe. Citizens Academy is one way to personally and effectively achieve that goal.