141 W Elm
Wichita, KS 67203
A program of citizens and law enforcement officers working together
to make Wichita and Sedgwick County a better and safer place to live
and work sponsored by the
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office,
Wichita Police Department, and
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.
Police Academy (CPA) is a thirteen week program designed to provide a
working knowledge and background of the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and Wichita Police Department and to foster a closer
relationship between our agencies and the community. It provides an
avenue for community involvement and provides first hand experience of
Police Academy is intended to develop a harmonious working relationship
between members of the community and law enforcement while at the same
time opening a mutually supportive avenue for communication.
It is an
opportunity for citizens to learn more about their local law enforcement,
ask questions, and gain a more thorough understanding of the inner
workings of the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and the Wichita
Police Department. The Academy is also a means for participants and
police personnel to share information and ideas about the police
profession. The Academy also provides for improved community/police
relationships, enhanced cooperation, and reduced stereotyping.
Some of the
topics and activities Academy attendees will participate in include:
all walks of life. They include concerned citizens, Neighborhood
Association members, Citizen Participation Organization members, members
of the media, college students, potential sheriff or police applicants,
factory workers, independent business people, city and county workers,
Neighborhood Watch members, and many others.
interested in attending a Citizen Police Academy must live, work, or
attend school within Sedgwick County. Persons must be at least 20
years of age, have no prior felony convictions and no outstanding
warrants. Applicants must provide two personal references.
two Academies held a year, one in the Spring and Fall. Classes
are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. during the Spring
session and on Tuesday evenings during the Fall session for 13
Police Academy is held at the Wichita - Sedgwick County Law Enforcement
Training Center, 2235 W. 37th Street North.
To learn and
understand more about the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and the
Wichita Police Department and to become more involved in your community.
Everyone who attends the CPA returns to their communities as better
informed citizens capable of using their newly acquired information to
help improve the conditions and quality of life in their community.
Many graduates of the CPA go on to join the
Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) to further advance their
knowledge of law enforcement and become more actively involved with the
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and Wichita Police Department.
Various volunteer opportunities are available to CPA graduates through
There is no
cost to attend the Citizen Police Academy.
Apply to the Citizen Police
Academy online when an upcoming academy
is schedule or by calling Sedgwick County Sheriff's
Sgt. David Hein at 660-3800 for more
information or an application by mail.
Wichita - Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center
2235 W. 37th North Wichita, KS 67204
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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