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. 

2020 Academy Details

  • Mondays, January 27-April 6, 2020 (no class February 3)
  • 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Held at the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center, 4529 Melrose Ave., Iowa City (unless otherwise noted)
  • View 2020 brochure (download PDF)

Training Topics

  • Bomb Squad
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Defensive tactics
  • Drug investigations
  • Firearms and use of force
  • Jail tour/reserve program
  • Johnson County dive team
  • K-9
  • OWI enforcement
  • Police officer selection and training
  • Rescue operations
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Taser
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Contact Us

  1. Kyle Nicholson

    Patrol Sergeant  | Community Relations Officer  
    1503 5th St.
    P.O. Box 5911
    Coralville, IA  52241

    Ph: 319.248.1800
    Fx: 319.248.1888

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.

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, 2019. 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 20, 2020 to be considered.