Citizen's Police Academy

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Citizens Police Academy!


Citizen's Police Academy Online Application

Citizen's Police Academy Downloadable PDF Application 

Citizen's Police Academy Downloadable Word Application 

                                 Community Involvement Unit



The Junction City Police Department Citizen's Police Academy was created to forge a partnership between citizens and the Junction City Police. The goal of the Citizen's Police Academy is to educate Junction City citizens about the structure and activities of their police department. The Citizen's Police Academy is not a “training” class, but is an exciting “information” class, a behind-the-scenes look at the Junction City Police Department. The Citizen's Police Academy program operates on the premise that informed and educated citizens will be more supportive of police officers and the department, and will be more productive within their own neighborhoods and communities.




The 12-week Citizen's Police Academy course meets one night each week for approximately 3 hours including one Saturday. Classes are held at the Junction City Police Department. Topics covered in the Citizen's Police Academy include overviews of the Junction City Police Department’s organization and structure, information on officer recruiting and training, introductions to the various divisions of Junction City Police Department and their responsibilities (such as Community Involvement Unit, Operations Unit, Drug Operations Group, Investigations, SWAT), plus hands-on workshops in areas such as Tactics, Fingerprinting and Firearms Safety.

Instructors are drawn from the Junction City Police Department staff and other areas of expertise. Citizen's Police Academy class members are also given an opportunity to observe police patrol work through a Ride-A-Long experience with an area patrol officer. Class members will also experience a live Weapons Range, Use of Force Simulator & Airsoft Rifles.


The 2020 Citizen's Police Academy

WHEN:     January 23rd  -  April 23rd 2020

WHERE:  Junction City Police Department, 210 E. 9th Street

TIME:       6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Applications are available at the Junction City Police Department or you can use the top link to apply.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Deadline for the application will by January 10th, 2020.

A background check will be performed prior to the acceptance.  


Questions, Contact Sergeant Eliel Borges at the Junction City Police Department 785-762-5912 or 785-210-757 or by email at [email protected].



The Citizen's Academy Agenda is subject to change:

                            2020 CITIZEN'S ACADEMY AGENDA


01/23/20         6:00-6:20pm              Welcome/Forms/Waivers                Sgt. Borges & Ofc. Torres                                           

Week 1           6:20-7:30pm              Chief’s Welcome/Presentation        Chief of Police

                       7:40-9:00pm              PD Tour/Jail Tour                            Sgt. Borges & Torres/Jail Staff                                                                                 


01/30/20         6:00-7:00pm              Hiring and Training                         Lt. Nichols                                                    

Week 2           7:10-7:40pm              Dispatch                                         Dispatcher Kerry Kim

                       7:40-9:00pm              Physical Agility Course                   Lt. Nichols/Borges/Torres/Ruffin                



02/06/20         6:00-6:15pm              Group Picture Day                          Sgt. Borges & Ofc. Torres                                            

Week 3           6:15-7:30pm              Operations Division/Patrol              Capt. Fitzgerald

                       7:40-9:00pm              Patrol Equipment/Patrol Vehicle     Sgt. Borges & Ofc. Torres   



02/13/20        6:00-7:30pm              Drug Operations Group                   Sgt. Cathey  

Week 4          7:40-9:00pm              Computer Forensics                        Det. Vallon



02/20/20         6:00-7:20pm              Coroner                                             Dr. Jenkins

Week 5           7:30-9:00pm              Investigations & Human Traf.           Capt. Giordano



02/27/20         6:00-7:20pm              Crime Lab                                         Mark Roberts & Det. Berrios

Week 6           7:30-9:00pm              Crime Scene Procedure                   Mark Roberts & Det. Berrios




03/05/20         6:00-7:15pm              Use of Force/Defensive Tactics      Ofc. Keys & CIU (All)

Week 7           7:30-9:00pm              Taser Demo/Less Lethal                 Det. Watson & Sgt. Whitebread



03/19/20         6:00-6:50pm              DUI                                                   Sgt. Diel

Week 8           7:00-7:50pm              A.R.I.D.E./D.R.E.                              Sgt. Diel

                       8:00-9:00pm              DUI Practical                                     Sgt. Diel/Ofc. Torres



03/26/20         6:00-6:50pm              Attend Municipal Court                  

Week 9           7:00-9:00pm              Judge, Prosecutors,                        Judge McKone/County Attorney

                                                          Defense Attorney,                          City Attorney/Defense Attorney

                                                          Municipal Court Bailiff                    Officer. S. Babcock



04/02/20       6:00-7:20pm               SWAT Demo/Robots                       Lt. Odell/SWAT Team

Week 10       7:30-9:00pm               Traffic Stop/High Risk Demo           Sgt. Borges & Ofc. Torres



04/09/20       6:00-7:15pm               K-9 Demo/Class                               K9 Officer Blake

Week 11       7:20-8:00pm               Animal Control Officer                      ACO Brodosi

                     8:00-9:00pm               DARE/SRO                                      Ofc. Wigton & Ofc. Hewins



04/11/20         9:30-10:00am            Firearms Class                               Range Masters/Sgt. Mau

                       10:00-11:00am          Range                                             Capt. Fitzgerald/Det. Watson

                       11:00-12:00pm          Lunch/BBQ at PD                           CIU (All)



04/16/20         6:00-9:00pm             MILO (Use of Force Simulation)     Lt. Nichols & Det. Watson                                                  Week 12                                          Shoot/Don’t Shoot Demo                Sgt. Cathey & CIU (All)      



04/23/20         6:00pm                     Graduation (Opera House)             CIU (All)