Citizen Police Academy

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a tuition free, ten-week program designed to introduce members of the community to the Scranton Police Department.

The Academy is designed to teach citizens about the philosophy, policies, and guiding principles of law enforcement and ethical conduct governing police services in our community. Students will receive classroom instruction by personnel from many police department divisions including presentations and demonstrations from Patrol, Detective, Crime Scene, Narcotics, K-9, Bomb Unit, Special Operations and the Court System.

Once training is completed, students are given the opportunity to complete a ride along with a police officer. This ride-along is usually an eye-opening experience for many students as they get to see the real day-to-day activities of the police.