Citizens Police Academy

About the Academy

The Johnson County Citizens Police Academy works to promote a better relationship between law enforcement and the community it serves through education and hands-on learning. Law enforcement officers and guest instructors meet with participants once a week for 10 weeks for classroom and hands-on instruction. 

2019 Academy Details

  • Mondays, January 28-April 1, 2019
  • 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Held at the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center, 4529 Melrose Ave., Iowa City (unless otherwise noted)
  • View 2019 brochure (download PDF)

Training Topics

  • Active intruder training
  • Bomb Squad
  • Collision investigation
  • Criminal law
  • Defensive tactics
  • Drug investigations
  • Evidence collection
  • Firearms and use of force
  • Gangs
  • Jail information
  • K-9
  • OWI enforcement
  • Police officer selection and training
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Search and Seizure
  • Traffic and Radar Enforcement

Our Partners

The Coralville Police Department offers the Johnson County Citizens Police Academy in cooperation with the Iowa City Police DepartmentJohnson County Sheriff's DepartmentNorth Liberty Police Department, and University of Iowa Police Department.

Contact Us

  1. Kyle Nicholson

    Community Relations Officer

    1503 5th St.
    P.O. Box 5911
    Coralville, IA  52241

    Ph: 319.248.1800
    Fx: 319.248.1888
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How to Apply

  1. Download an application or pick one up at the Coralville Police Department, Iowa City Police Department, North Liberty Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, and the University of Iowa Police Department. 
  2. Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2018. Submit completed application*, with a materials/supplies fee of $25.00 payable to the Citizens Police Academy, to:
  3. Coralville Police Department
    1503 5th St.
    Coralville, IA 52241
    *Application and fee must be received by 5:00 pm on January 21, 2019 to be considered.
  4. Accepted applicants must complete a media waiver (download PDF).