Citizen Police Academy

The Fairfield Township Police Department is looking for a few good men and women who have the desire to learn about law enforcement and the Fairfield Township Police Department. This ten-week program provides citizens the opportunity to learn about police department functions. Classroom discussions and hands-on demonstrations will provide attendees with a background of the department as well as familiarization with some of the many aspects of police work. Get a more in-depth look at the duties and responsibilities of a law enforcement officer.

Topics include: The Judicial System; D.A.R.E./G.R.E.A.T; Gang Awareness; Criminal and Crash Investigations; Traffic Enforcement; Police Aviation; Police K-9; Domestic Violence; Drug/Vice Operations; Firearms and Driving Simulators; and Use of Force and Weapons Familiarization.

Academy members also have the opportunity to participate in the ride-along program and to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. All academies meet in the police department's training room once per week from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, for 10 weeks.

You can complete and print the application here and deliver it during business hours or mail it to Anita Snyder, or contact Anita Snyder at

Note: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The police department does not train Citizen Police Academy participants to be a police officer, but to educate and inform citizens.