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Citizens Police Academy
Gerry Blair, Community Programs Planner & PIO
Ph: (928) 226-5089

Spring 2016 Class Now Open for Registration

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Spring Session of the Northern Arizona Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) will begin February 24, 2016. Please register before February 19, 2016.

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To apply, complete the Application / Waiver Form and return it to:

Gerry Blair, Community Programs Planner
Coconino County Sheriff's Office
911 E. Sawmill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Gerry Blair
Fax Your Application To:  (928) 226-5095 (Attn: Gerry Blair)
Call Gerry for more information at: (928) 226-5089

General Information about the Academy

The Citizens Police Academy is a multi-agency program sponsored by the Flagstaff Police Department, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Northern Arizona University Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.  The program is designed to promote awareness and understanding of what local law enforcement agencies do, thus fostering a partnership of trust and shared responsibility between interested law abiding citizens and law enforcement.  The Academy occurs over a 10 week period and consists of 12 classes.  Program participants meet on Wednesday nights, and on a couple of Saturdays.  Wednesday night classes are held at the Brent F. Cooper Auditorium located at 911 E. Sawmill Road, Flagstaff, Arizona from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Participation in this program is free of charge and open to all law abiding community members who are 18 years of age and older. 

For more information or to register for this program please call Sgt James Jackson of the Flagstaff Police Department at (928) 556-2300 or Gerry Blair, Community Programs Planner of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 226-5089. 

Topics covered during this program
  • Tour of the Coconino County Detention Facility
  • Overview of Felony Crimes and Criminal Investigations
  • Tour of the AZ Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory
  • Presentation on the Awareness, Prevention, and Enforcement of Drug Abuse
  • Overview of Traffic Enforcement and Highway Safety Programs
  • Presentation by NACASA and Victim Witness
  • Presentation on the Awareness, Prevention and Investigation of Family Crimes
  • Panel Discussion on the Criminal Justice System
  • Demonstration by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit and the AZ DPS Air Rescue Division
  • Presentation on Highway Drug Interdiction and a Police Canine Demonstration
  • Utilization of the Judgmental Use of Force and Driver’s Training Simulators
  • Hands-on Live Firearms Demonstration at the Range
  • Explosive Device Demonstration

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Phone Numbers:
Emergencies: 9-1-1
Phone: (928) 774-4523
Phone: (800) 338-7888 
Records: (928) 214-2530

Main Office:
911 E. Sawmill Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Detention Facility:
951 E. Sawmill Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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