Citizen's Academy

The comprehensive instruction covers different areas routinely addressed by local law enforcement. The sessions have been designed to incorporate an interactive format, providing participants with a hands-on experience whenever practical. Instructors are certified police officers, supervisors and other personnel with expertise in various areas.

Enrollment for 2016 will open soon. Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. with no class held the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.

Topics covered include:Shooting Practice

  • History of the Waukee Police Department
  • Police professional standards and ethics
  • Police patrol tactics
  • Criminal law
  • Community policing
  • School Resource Officer (SRO) program and juvenile crime
  • Interview/interrogation process
  • Crime scene and evidence
  • Narcotic investigations and search warrants
  • Traffic stops/felony stops
  • Search warrant services and building searches
  • Use of force
  • Defensive tactics
  • ASP/Tazer
  • OWI investigations
  • Drug influence evaluation
  • Emergency communications-Dallas County Dispatch
  • Domestic violence
  • Firearms familiarization
  • Firearms safety
  • Range time (shooting)
  • F.A.T.S. machine (simulator)
  • Practical scenarios

Take a look at this photo gallery of the 2014 class.