Citizens Police Academy

The Rifle Police Department hosts a Citizens Police Academy each year!  Watch our Facebook page for dates.  In 2020, we are planning our first Citizens Police Academy provided in Spanish.  

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give local citizens a deeper understanding of several aspects of their local law enforcement through both classroom and hands on exercises.

Applicants are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible.

Some of the subjects include:
  • Law
  • K-9
  • Traffic Contacts
  • Use of Force
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Driving
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Accident Investigation
  • Taser
  • Specialized squads and assignments

If you are interested, please come by the Rifle Police Department or call the Rifle Police Department at 970-665-6500.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.  Preference is given to citizens of Rifle;however, anyone can apply to attend.  A background check is required for each participant.