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Citizen Police Academy


“Building Community Through Education and Understanding”

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Join the next session of the Citizen Police Academy to find answers to common

questions about law enforcement.

Our next session is planned for 2018 (TBD).

You may also ask, why should I spend my free time listening to cops talking about their jobs?  That’s a

fair question.  Here’s just a small sample of the many  activities you will experience while attending the

Citizen Police Academy (CPA):


  • Patrol Enforcement;
  • Traffic Safety and DUI's;
  • Hands-on crime scene processing with our own C.S.I. Investigators;
  • Ride along with a police officer;
  • Shoot a police officer’s gun at the firearms range;
  • Meet the SWAT team;
  • Learn various laws;
  • Investigations;
  • Plus much more!

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When you attend the Atlantic Beach Citizen Police Academy, you step into the real world of 21st century

policing.  A hint . . . it’s not what you see on the TV!  We open the doors and shine a light on every

aspect of the police department. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our CPA Coordinator, Lt. David Cameron at 904-247-5859 EXT. 5950 or via email at


Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association

Graduates of the Citizen Police Academy formed an Alumni Association (CPAAA) to continue their

association with and support for the police department. Their assistance has been invaluable to the

department. Members continue their education about the department by attending training sessions

during their monthly meetings. They also volunteer countless hours to help us here at

the police department.

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