Citizen's Police Academy

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The Prairie Village Police Department's 2017 Citizens Academy has already been completed.  Plans are to conduct the 2018 Academy in the Spring.  Please contact Sgt. Brady Sullivan with


The Prairie Village Citizens Police Academy is a community-involved program designed to provide citizens with firsthand knowledge of the day-to-day operations of a modern police department.

The goal of the academy is to improve the relationship between the community and its police officers by "personalizing" the Department.

The Academy achieves this goal through lectures, visual aids and hands-on field work to give the attendees the ultimate insight into the functions of the Prairie Village Police Department.

Course Information

The Academy is an 11-week course and meets from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings each week.  If you are interested in attending the Citizens Police Academy, download the application [PDF] and return it to the Prairie Village Police Department. Contact Sgt. Brady Sullivan at 913/385-4623 for further information.

Course Topics

The Citizen's Police Academy covers the following topics:

  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Kansas law 
  • Officer Safety Tactics
  • Crime Scene
  • Shoot/Don't Shoot
  • Processing Records 
  • Communications

Course Enrollment Criteria

You must be able to meet the following established criteria to be considered a candidate for the Citizen's Police Academy:

  • Must be able to commit both time and energy; 
  • Must possess a concern for law enforcement service in our community; and 
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

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