Citizens 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.

Classes for the next session will be held October 24, 2019 through January 9, 2020 on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. 


Registration will open Sept. 3 at 8 a.m. and close on Oct. 4. Register here. Space is limited.

Topics covered include:

  • 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
Shooting Practice