Lexington Citizen Police Academy starts June 6

Ride in a police cruiser, execute an “armed” building search, get a true look at CSI and learn secrets about the Lexington Police. Residents are invited to learn more about law enforcement through the Lexington Citizen Police Academy. The next academy starts June 6. 

citizen police academyThe purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to foster better communication between citizens and police through education. Instruction consists of a weekly, three-hour class held for a duration of twelve weeks. This instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the Lexington Police Department each week. Certified police officers, supervisors, and civilian instructors with particular expertise will teach each topic. All classes are free and an application is required. Learn more at the CPA website, www.lexcpaaa.org

Course Curriculum

  • Narcotics/VICE Investigations
  • Criminal Law
  • Patrol Procedures
  • K-9/Bike Patrol/Mounted Patrol
  • Emergency Response
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Community Services
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Firearms Automated Training System
  • Tactical Traffic Stops


A vital part of the Academy is participation in role playing and scenarios. These simulations will provide an opportunity for a unique "hands-on" learning experience. Students will also have the option, on a voluntary basis, to tour with a patrol officer, take a CPR course, and tour the Fayette County Detention Center.