The fall session of the Tulsa Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy will begin on September 12. The Academy will meet every Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. until graduation on December 12. The exception will be November 21 during the week of Thanksgiving.
The course is free of charge to citizens 18 years of age or older who live, work or attend school in Tulsa. The course is designed to introduce citizens to the various operations, protocols and procedures of the Tulsa Police Department. Relevant topics such as, firearms training, pursuit driving, SWAT, criminal and narcotic investigations are part of the curriculum.
It is taught by veteran TPD officers who will discuss the challenges of policing a large, diverse, urban center. Some of the courses of instruction feature hands on learning but the course is not physically taxing. Due to the sensitive nature of portions of the curriculum, a criminal background check will be part of the application process.