Citizens Police Academy


citizen police academy
Covered topics include

  • Bomb Squad
  • Collision Investigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Drug Investigations
  • Evidence Collection
  • Firearms & Use of Force
  • Gangs
  • Jail Information
  • K-9
  • OWI Enforcement
  • Police Officer Selection & Training
  • Probation & Parole
  • Search & Seizure
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Traffic & Radar Enforcement
  • Violent Incident Survival Training
The North Liberty Police Department, in cooperation with the Johnson County Sheriff and the police departments of the University of Iowa, Coralville and Iowa City, are offering the Johnson County Citizens Police Academy. Interested residents can apply by contacting Officer Mitch Seymour through e-mail or by phone at (319) 626-5724.

The goal of the academy is to promote a better relationship between law enforcement and the community it serves through education and hands-on learning.

What is the Citizens Police Academy?

The goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to promote a better relationship between law enforcement and the community it serves through education and hands-on learning.

The Citizens Police Academy will meet once a week for 11 weeks for classroom and hands-on instruction. Additionally, each student will also have the opportunity to ride along with a patrol officer as they perform their duties. The 11th week will consist of a graduation ceremony.

The instructors are law enforcement officers and outside guest instructors that work on a daily basis in their area of instruction.

The forum for the Citizens Police Academy is not designed to stage a debate on police department policies, but rather to inform and answer questions the citizens might have.

Working Better by Working Together

The real strength of law enforcement continues to come from working with its citizens. The officers, civilian employees, and the community coming together is an example of the cooperation needed to face today’s challenges in our community. The Citizens Police Academy is one contribution to this important partnership.

Participant Information

Due to limited class size, participants will be selected by application. To ensure that those interested have a chance to participate, citizens may not be enrolled in the program more than twice.

A $25 participation fee is required to help cover the cost of materials and supplies.

Interested residents can learn more by contacting Officer Mitch Seymour through e-mail or by phone at (319) 626-5724.