Thursday, December 21, 2017

Applications being taken for next Joplin Citizens Police Academy

(From the Joplin Police Department)

The Joplin Police Department is proud to announce the upcoming spring session of the Citizens Police Academy. 

The Citizens Police Academy is an exciting 14-week program hosted by the police department. This program targets people in our area who want to learn more about the Joplin Police Department. 

Offered FREE of charge, this hands-on, interactive, behind-the-scenes program is taught by experienced police officers, who share their unique perspective on law enforcement. 

The classes will be held every Thursday evening starting February 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The CPA will conclude on May 3rd with a closing ceremony and dinner. The classes will be held at various locations throughout the City. The class size will be limited to approximately 25 participants.

Topics covered will include: crime scene investigations, narcotics investigations, child abuse investigations, vehicle stops, SWAT operations and equipment, use of force tactics, building clearing, DWI enforcement, an introduction to the K9 unit and much more.

Interested persons are encouraged to contact Officer Lacey Baxter at or at (417) 623-3131, ext 632. An application can be viewed and printed from JPD’s website,, under the Events tab. 

An application can also be obtained at the front desk of the Joplin Police Department at 303 E. 3rd Street, in Joplin. Application To apply for the Citizens Police Academy via the online application, view the Citizens Police Academy Application in Adobe PDF format then mail or fax your completed form to: Joplin Police Department 303 E 3rd St Joplin, MO 64801 Fax: (417) 625-4733

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