Apply for the Citizen Police Academy

Are you a city resident interested in learning about the Orlando Police Department?

Apply to be part of the OPD Citizen Police Academy (CPA). The five-week course discusses various police-related topics and provides an up-close look at OPD tools and technology. To learn more, click here


Step 1.Check your eligibility

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) meets 6 to 9 p.m. on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning on June 26, 2024. Please be sure you can commit to these times and dates. You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Step 2.Gather your information

For the application, you will need to provide:

  • Your contact information.
  • Driver's License or ID number.
  • Reasons you want to join the CPA.
  • Names and addresses of two character references. 

Step 3.Submit your application

We give careful, individual attention to each applicant. We strongly encourage you to answer each question completely and the to best of your ability. 

Apply for the Citizen Police Academy

Step 4.We will be in touch

If accepted, we will contact you with next steps.