Citizen Academy

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Buckeye Police Department Citizen Academy

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DATES: 6 Consecutive Mondays starting March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2020. 

Location: Buckeye Public Library – Coyote Branch – 21699 W Yuma Rd #116, Buckeye

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If you are interested in registering, please fill out the Citizen Academy Application online. 

Or you may contact Don McWilliams at or 623-349-6459.

The Buckeye Police Department's Citizen Academy takes you inside the operations and procedures of your BPD.  This program is designed for residents of Buckeye and members of the business community to provide and up-close look at the police department and all aspects of its law enforcement operations. 

Participants will learn from hands-on training, lectures and interactive classes. Instruction will come from experienced police officers, sergeants, crime scene investigators and detectives.

The program explores Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, the School Resource Officer Program, K-9 Unit, Traffic Investigations, SWAT Team logistics, Code Enforcement and the many ways volunteers can enhance and support Buckeye police.

The Academy provides qualified participants with an introduction to the department’s functions and resources, with the goal of providing greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in the community.

The Academy is offered two time a year, once in the fall and again in the spring. The Academy runs for six consecutive weeks, one night a week, usually on Wednesdays. Participants will interact with police executives, veteran officers and professional staff during the Academy. Topics will include: recruiting, crime analysis, DUI, motors, SWAT, criminal investigation, high risk stops, code enforcement, and dispatch.

This opportunity helps strengthen the already strong partnership between the Buckeye community and the police department.

Participants must be at least 18 years old and be able to attend the entire 6 weeks.

The academy is free; participants must live or work in Buckeye, have no felony arrests and be at least 18-years-old. Each applicant will be required to undergo a background check and will be informed by email or by phone as to whether the applicant has been accepted, denied or placed on a waiting list for a future class.

For more information, contact Don McWilliams at or 623-349-6459.