Citizens Police Academy (CPA)

CPD is currently accepting applications for CPA 2024

Clarksville Police Department has a free Citizen’s Police Academy where our department is able to give back to its citizens by providing a better understanding of law enforcement and how our police officers work within the community.  You get to meet your officers who work in different fields of law enforcement to include: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Crash Investigations, K-9 operations, Crime Scene Investigation, T.A.C.T. Team, Crisis Response Unit, and more.  Academy participants also receive the chance to partake in activities such as police vehicle operations, firearms instruction, responding to 911 calls, and use of force decision-making exercises.

Over the course of ten weeks, this academy will provide a fun and interactive way to educate and develop positive relations with our citizens. It is an ongoing process to build community cooperation, understanding, and goodwill! 

CPA has a strict attendance requirement; please apply only if you are willing and able to make a commitment to attend each class.

During the course of this academy, photos will be taken. By submitting the application, you are allowing the Clarksville Police Department to use and publish photos that may have you in them, without restriction.

Next CPA Class 2024 dates: Start March 5th - May 7th
Application Deadline is Feb. 25th, 2024

If you would like to participate in our 2024 CPA class, please click on the link below and fill out the form.


Upon completion of the program, a graduation ceremony will be held with your other classmates with a certificate and dinner provided!

Once citizens graduate from the Citizens Police Academy, they may become a member of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni (CPAA). CPAA serves as ambassadors of the police department by donating their time to work on community projects with the police department: Teen Citizens’ Police Academy, Run for C.O.P.S., Cops and Bobbers, etc.

  1. Dallin Bridges

    Community Relations Officer

  2. John Matos

    Community Relations Officer