The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen's Academy

The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen's Academy & Alumni Association(formerly Citizen's Police Academy)PBPF Foundation_logo
Date to be announced for 2020          

The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen's Academy provides an opportunity for individuals who live and work in the Town of Palm Beach to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the police department. The Academy is your opportunity to better understand the operations, mission and vision of the Palm Beach Police Department and, since the instructors are all department staff members, you will have the opportunity to get to know the people who make up the Palm Beach Police Department. The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen's Academy is our opportunity to demonstrate our level of commitment to the community. We invite you to take part in what we know will be an enjoyable and productive experience. 

Badge Blue Background TransparentThe 6 week program takes place once a week  in the afternoons from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  A graduation ceremony and alumni reunion will immediately follow the sixth class.  (Day of week to be determined).

In addition, participants will take part in a “ride-along” with a police officer, a “sit-in” with the Communications Center and a  “ride-along” with the Marine Unit.  Participation in the Academy requires attendance at all six sessions. 

Participation qualifications:  

                                           1) Be a resident or business owner in the Town of Palm Beach, FL

Graduates of The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen's Academy become members of the Alumni Association and are encouraged to apply for membership in our VIPS Program [read more about VIPS] (Volunteers in Police Service).  Participation in the Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation Citizen's Academy Program is voluntary.

Weekly topics will include:FD clean patch dpi 300

  • History of the Palm Beach P.D.
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Officer Selection and Training 
  • Traffic/DUI Enforcement 
  • Function of Road Patrol
  • Use of Deadly Force 
  • Crime Scene & Evidence Collection
  • Constitutional & Criminal Law

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  CALL MICHAEL OGRODNICK / COMMUNITY RELATIONS   @ (561) 227-6360 OR (561)838-5467 EMAIL: mogrodnick@palmbeachpolice.com

Date to be announced for 2020