Citizens Police Academy

There will not be a Citizens Police Academy in Spring 2023. 

If you are interested in future Citizens Police Academy trainings, and would like more information, please contact Jon Paxton at 928-226-5089 or by email

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

 Community Programs Planner
 Coconino County Sheriff's Office
 911 E. Sawmill Road
 Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Email Community Programs
Call 928-226-5089 for more information

CPA Spring 2019

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 14 week class. 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 the Flagstaff Police Department at 928-556-2300 or 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


Community Programs Planner
Phone 928-226-5089