Citizens Police Academy

The Citizen’s Police Academy is an instructional program that facilitates community involvement of the citizens of St. Joseph County. This comprehensive program provides the information of the law enforcement profession and its governing principles.

The Citizen's Police Academy will introduce citizens to law enforcement issues and St. Joseph County Police procedures.


Department Organization, chain of command, rules and procedures

Citizen complaint process

Criminal Investigation, crime scene preservation and evidence collection

Domestic Violence

Juvenile Crime

Use of Force policy

Recruiting and selection process

Crime Prevention

Patrol tactics, accident investigations, police ride-along

Firearms training/safety SWAT

Narcotics investigations, court systems

Tours: St Joseph County Jail, Juvenile Justice System, Metro Homicide

For more information please call: 574-245-6540