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Citizens Police Academy accepting applications for Fall 2024

The Tulsa Police Department's Citizen Police Academy is now accepting applications for the upcoming Fall 2024 session.


The classes begin Sept. 10 and will meet every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to about 9 p.m., concluding with graduation on Dec. 10.


The course is designed to introduce citizens to the various squads and divisions that encompass the Tulsa Police Department. Relevant topics such as, the use of force, firearms training, pursuit driving, criminal and narcotic investigations are part of the curriculum. It is taught by veteran TPD officers who will discuss the challenges of policing a large, diverse, urban center. It is an opportunity for citizens to interact with police officers in an educational environment to foster the understanding and mutual respect that is necessary to build a safer community for all.

 

The course is free of charge to citizens who live, work or attend school in Tulsa. Some of the classes feature hands-on learning but the course is not physically taxing. Due to the sensitive nature of portions of the curriculum a criminal background check is part of the application process. There is no law enforcement authority or law enforcement credentials conveyed to any citizen who completes the program.  It is adult education designed not only to teach but to make the process fun and interesting.

 

Follow this link or email Mike Ward at mrward@cityoftulsa.org or Lt. Eric Sokoloski at ehsokoloski@cityoftulsa.org for an application.

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