Citizens Academy

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The Salem Police Department is proud to serve our residents with the Citizens Police Academy each year. The 10-week interactive class gives a hands-on experience in a variety of activities including crime scene investigation, traffic stops, determining force, and pursuit driving techniques.

The class also includes insight into the inner workings of the Salem Police Department that most citizens may never see. Participants also learn what it takes to run the department on a daily basis.

During the session, each participant will have an opportunity to ride along with one of our officers to experience what it's like to have a career in the department.

The class is limited to only 12 participants and is free of charge.

Apply to the Citizens Academy (PDF)