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Plymouth Public Safety Citizens Academy 2017 Public Safety Citizens Academy is full
To be added to the wait list for 2018, email Community Relations Officer Jim Long at

The Public Safety Citizens Academy is a free 36-hour, 12-week course geared toward expanding public knowledge of the Plymouth Police and Fire Departments.

The 2017 Citizens Academy meets 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7.

Each week, a different aspect of policing will be featured through lectures and hands-on demonstrations; one week will be dedicated to Fire Department operations.

Last year’s curriculum included:

  • The history and evolution of policing
  • Patrol operations
  • Plymouth Public Safety Citizens AcademyInvestigations 
  • Police tactics and use of force
  • A K9 demonstration
  • Narcotics
  • SWAT
  • The DWI process
  • Public safety education
  • Crime prevention efforts
  • Decision shooting scenarios

The academy helps strengthen the partnership between public safety professionals and the community by sharing information and promoting a better understanding of public safety services.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and live, work or own a business in Plymouth. Deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug. 31. Space is limited to the first 30 eligible applicants; all participants must pass a background check. (A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant.) The police chief will make appointments to the academy. For more information, call Community Relations Officer Jim Long at 763-509-5135 or email

Required Application Information
Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

For security reasons, please do not fax or email completed applications. For the safety of applicants, the Plymouth Public Safety requires completed applications be submitted via mail or delivered in person, addressed to the following:

Plymouth Public Safety Department
Attn: Community Relations Officer Jim Long
3400 Plymouth Blvd.
Plymouth, MN 55447

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