Citizens Police Academy

Free fun, hands-on learning, and getting to know your neighbors & local officers — that is what the Loveland Citizens Police Academy is all about! 

Since 1998, LPD has hosted the academy to increase positive community interaction, facilitate communication, and provide education to residents about law enforcement.

2023 Citizens Police Academy

Application Deadline: July 25 (Applications Closed)

Academy Start Date: September 6

Graduation Night: November 15

This program is very popular, and class size is limited. Once the class is filled, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

About the Academy

The academy is comprised of 10 sessions. Participants will meet on evenings for approximately three hours. Each session will teach about a police topic such as 

  • Use of Force & Media Portrayal
  • Investigations & Crime Scenes
  • Taser & Handcuffing with Defensive Tactics
  • Use of the Scenario “MILO” Training System
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • Gun Safety

Participants will also take a tour of the jail, interact with the fire department/air care, participate in a K9 officer demo and more!

Eligibility & Cost

The program is free and open to Loveland residents at least 18 years old. If your application is selected, a background check and waiver of liability will be required.


Please contact Detective Jesse Moore at

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The Loveland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is a group of community members who have graduated from the course. The LCPAAA hosts meetings every other month and plans for volunteers to help the Loveland Police Department at community events throughout the year.