28th Community Police Academy
(Not an Employment Academy)
Where: Fort Lauderdale Police Department
1300 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
When: February 21, 2013 – May 23, 2013
(These dates are tentative and subject to change)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Thursday evenings)
(NOTE: This 14-week instructional course is not the required course for employment as a sworn officer.)
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is offering a 14-week Community Police Academy to residents of the City of Fort Lauderdale as well as civic and government organization members. The Community Police Academy is designed to foster an active partnership with the community. Well informed citizens, who have an awareness of the mission, resources, policies and services of their Police Department, are critical to the success of this partnership. Topics addressed in the academy will include: Community Policing, Officer Selection/Recruiting, Drug Enforcement, Special Investigations, Range/Firearms, Communications, and much more. In addition to scheduled classes, an eight-hour “ride along” with our Patrol Officers will be made available to the attendees.
All applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Selection preference will focus upon Fort Lauderdale residents and those who work or own a business/property within the City.
This is your opportunity to be involved in a dynamic, rewarding partnership with your Police Department. We need your participation to ensure the success of the Community Police Academy. Don’t hesitate! Complete your application today. Applications are available in the Fort Lauderdale Police Department lobby or by calling the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Training Unit at (954) 828-6428.
You may also download an application in:
Application in Adobe PDF Format
Application in Microsoft Word format.
Adobe Reader and Microsoft viewer downloads are available at the bottom of this page.
Please remember to attach along with your application a valid, legible copy of your driver’s license and/or passport.
Successful graduates of this Community Police Academy (CPA) will have an opportunity to sign up for the Citizens On Patrol (COP) course/program! This CPA course is a pre-requisite to becoming a COP member!
Mail or fax your completed application to:Fort Lauderdale Police DepartmentTraining Department1300 W. Broward BoulevardFort Lauderdale, FL 33312Fax (954) 828-5891