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2024 Police Citizens’ Academy

2024 Police Citizens’ Academy

Registration for the 2024 Citizens’ Police Academy is now closed.
The class is full.
Stay tuned for information about future classes.

The Lakewood Division of Police is offering a unique opportunity to get an inside look into the workings of and role of Lakewood’s Police Department. The Lakewood Police Citizens’ Academy is a 9-week program starting Wednesday, January 10, 2024 and continuing through March 6, 2024. The academy will be held each Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Lakewood Police Department. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 8, 2023.

The Citizens’ Police Academy is for Lakewood residents or individuals who work in Lakewood, are 21 years of age or older, and who are interested in learning more about the Division of Police. There is no fee to attend. During the sessions, students will be presented with information, and hands on activities to familiarize them with a variety of police related topics.

Participants will be permitted to schedule a ride along with a patrol officer for one evening. Class size is limited.


  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must reside or work in Lakewood
  • Must have no more than 6 points on your driving record
  • Must have no felony and/or serious misdemeanor convictions
  • Applicants are subject to a background check prior to attending

If you have questions, please email citzensacademy@lakewoodoh.net or contact Officer Ortiz at (216) 701-3063.