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Citizens Police Academy

The next Perrysburg Citizens Police Academy will take place in the Fall of 2024.  

This free, ten-week program allows citizens working or living in Perrysburg to learn about the function and operation of the Perrysburg Police Division. Students will study the operation of the patrol and detective bureaus, use of force, firearms, search and seizure law, defensive tactics, use of force continuum, Ohio Revised Code, and evidence collection. Students will continue their police experience by riding with officers on patrol and participating in a mock crime/trial. It is not our intention to train citizens to take police action or perform law enforcement duties; but rather, to provide them with an overview of the training received and functions performed by our officers.

The Citizen's Police Academy provides an opportunity for citizens to learn first-hand about police operations in their community. The citizens are exposed to numerous officers and functions within the Police Division. Successful students will possess a heightened understanding of police issues and realities in the City of Perrysburg. Officers benefit significantly by increasing their understanding of citizens needs and perspectives.

Applicants Must

Class space is limited. Applications will be processed and reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Successful applicants will be notified with additional instructions.