Citizen's Academy Information

Citizen's Academy

The Ozark Police Department is proud to announce its 7th Annual Citizen’s Police Academy!!  There is no better way to learn about your local police department! 

 The Ozark Police Department’s 2022 Citizen’s Academy will start on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022, meeting every Tuesday evening between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm for ten weeks.  If you’re interested in attending this year’s academy, please click on the below link, complete the application and return it to Lieutenant Ben Deutscher at the Ozark Police Department.  Seating is limited and participants will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

About the Citizen's Academy

The program provides an informative overview of the fundamentals of police operations and the Divisions within the Ozark Police Department for anyone 18 years of age and older. The format includes lecture-style presentations by OPD officers and staff, as well as some hands-on experience. The Citizen’s Academy is free of charge, so if you are interested in learning more about the Ozark Police Department, the Citizen’s Academy is a great way to get started. 

 During the 10 weeks, the class will meet our Command Staff, receive a facility tour, hear from patrol officers, meet our detectives, and engage with other emergency responders who serve in Ozark.  The class will shoot at our firearms range and learn about some of the crimes our community faces and what your police department is doing to address them.

Click this link for the 2023 Citizen's Academy Application form.

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