Citizens Police Academy

September 9 – November 11, 2020*
Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m.



The 2020 Citizens Police Academy is now full! Thank you for your interest and please consider applying to the program in 2021. 

The Merriam Police Department is now accepting applications online for the Citizens Police Academy. Get a behind-the-scene tour of what officers do on a daily basis. The 10-week program starts Wednesday, Sept. 9 and runs through Nov. 11. Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m at the Merriam Police Department located at 9010 W. 62nd St.


The Citizens Police Academy started in 2009 as a way to strengthen relationships with the community. Non-Merriam residents are welcome to apply.

Participants will learn about:
  • Home security
  • Search and seizure
  • Court procedure
  • Traffic enforcement and accident investigation
  • Use of force and defensive tactics, including a taser demonstration
  • Domestic violence
  • Firearms training
  • DUI investigation
  • Many other law enforcement topics
Participants will also tour the Merriam police station as well as Johnson County crime lab, dispatch, and jail.