Citizens Academies

In the Citizens Police Academy, participants learn about a variety of topics and participate in lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on exercises. At graduation, you will receive a certificate and become a member of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

Class limit

  • 30 participants


  • Tuesday evenings -- 2024 dates to be announced.


  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


  • Criminal background check is required.
  • Minimum age - 16. Those under age 18 are required to complete a release waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • Residents, students, or business owners of Maple Grove.



  • Civil liability
  • Crime trends, prevention, and demographics
  • D.A.R.E. program
  • Drug enforcement and identification
  • DWI enforcement
  • Firearms demonstration
  • Hennepin County Sheriff's Department dispatch and jail tours
  • Police ethics and professional standards of conduct
  • Police officer training/hiring
  • Police pursuits
  • School resource officer program
  • Self-defensive tactics
  • Special operations

If you have any questions, email an academy advisor.