Citizens Police Academy

What is a Citizen's Police Academy?

The Citizens' Police Academy is a group of Clinton residents who are interested in learning more about how their police department operates and the policing challenges our town faces. Participants in each session commit to meeting for three hours one night per week, for nine weeks, to learn about each aspect of the department.

What is the purpose of the 

Citizen's Police 


The purpose of the Clinton Police Citizens' Academy is to develop positive relations between the police and community through education. The goals are to create a growing nucleus of responsible, well-informed citizens. Participants will gain an appreciation of the problems and challenges facing law enforcement and have an opportunity to offer comments and ideas regarding solutions.

Who instructs the 

Citizen's Police 


Instructors are officers and personnel from the department who speak on their areas of expertise, as well as specialized guest speakers.

How are participants selected?

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. They must be residents of the Town of Clinton, business owners in town, or otherwise have a vested interest in the town. Participants will be chosen on a first come first served basis.

What Subjects are covered?

  • General Introduction
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Court System
  • Patrol Procedures
  • DARE Program
  • Criminal Investigations and Drug Investigations
  • Lethal and non-lethal weapons
  • Special Patrol Units
  • Ride-along Program

How do I Enroll?

For Application Contact:
    Clinton Police Department
    170 East Main Street
    Clinton, CT 06413

Or Call For Information During Normal Business Hours (860) 669-0451