Citizen's Academy

The comprehensive instruction covers different areas routinely addressed by local law enforcement. The sessions have been designed to incorporate an interactive format, providing participants with a hands-on experience whenever practical. Instructors are certified police officers, supervisors and other personnel with expertise in various areas.

Enrollment for 2016 is now open! Apply soon, as space fills up quickly. The application deadline is October 16, 2016. Click here to apply.

Classes will be held November 3, 2016-January 26, 2017 on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. There will be no classes the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.

Topics covered include:Shooting Practice

  • History of the Waukee Police Department
  • Police professional standards and ethics
  • Police patrol tactics
  • Criminal law
  • Community policing
  • School Resource Officer (SRO) program and juvenile crime
  • Interview/interrogation process
  • Crime scene and evidence
  • Narcotic investigations and search warrants
  • Traffic stops/felony stops
  • Search warrant services and building searches
  • Use of force
  • Defensive tactics
  • ASP/Tazer
  • OWI investigations
  • Drug influence evaluation
  • Emergency communications-Dallas County Dispatch
  • Domestic violence
  • Firearms familiarization
  • Firearms safety
  • Range time (shooting)
  • F.A.T.S. machine (simulator)
  • Practical scenarios

Take a look at this photo gallery of the 2014 class.