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Citizen Police Academy

The Franklin Police Department hosts a Citizen Police Academy twice a year, one in Spring and one in Fall. Our mission is to establish and maintain a course of instruction for citizens to familiarize themselves with the operations of the Franklin Police Department and the profession of law enforcement.

This 11-week academy presents an overview of all aspects of law enforcement such as patrol operations, traffic enforcement, investigations, SWAT, K-9 unit, dispatch/communications, Unmanned Aerial Systems, fire and emergency medical services, and much more.

Students will have an opportunity to present concerns and questions regarding public safety in the City and learn how citizens and the police can work together to fight crime in the community.  Department employees present each session and interact with participants on a very approachable level.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Live or work in the Franklin community (preference is given to Franklin citizens).

  • Submit a written application.

  • Pass a background check.

  • Be 18 years of age (16 and 17 year olds may attend with parent or guardian).

Classes meet one night a week, usually Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Additionally, each graduate may participate in a ride-along with officers on the street.

There is no cost to attend the Citizen Academy; however, class size is limited.  Please look for our recruitment in the City’s newsletter or our Facebook Page prior to the start of classes.

Citizen Police Academy Application

Franklin Police Dept.

9455 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-425-2522
Fax:  414-425-0391

Hours:  24 Hours/7 Days a Week
911 For Emergencies Only


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Franklin Police Department, Franklin, Wisconsin