Citizen's Academy

Citizen's Academy

The Safford Police Department will be hosting a Citizen Police Academy from September 21, 2023 through November 9, 2023. Classes will be held every Thursday night beginning at 6:00 PM to approximately 8:30 PM.

The goal of the Citizen’s Academy is to foster a greater understanding of Law Enforcement’s role in the community and strengthen our relationship with local business owners and citizens. Topics to be addressed, but not limited to, will include Introduction to Law Enforcement, Body Worn Cameras, Narcotics and Drug Interdiction, Firearm Safety, Live-Fire Shoot, Firearms Training Simulator, Traffic and DUI Investigations, Criminal Investigations, Taser and Use of Force.

Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter, participants must complete a background check. There will be 20 seats available for this academy; however, we anticipate future academies for those not selected at this time. There is no cost to the students.

For those interested in applying for enrollment, a Background Information Packet is available by clicking the link below:


or you may stop by the Safford Police Department located at 525 S. 10th Avenue, Monday through Thursday from 7 AM to 6 PM. The deadline for turning in a completed background packet is September 17, 2015.

Clear your calendar and join our officers in this exciting program.

You must be at least 18 years of age, with no prior felony convictions and able to pass a background check.

**Applicants who would NOT be considered are: persons who have applications pending with a law enforcement agency, persons with a known criminal history, persons with warrants, persons who are the subject of a protective order and persons under the age of 18 years of age.