Citizen Police Academy

2023 applications are closed.

The St. Charles County Police Department (SCCPD) Citizen Police Academy is designed to provide participants with a first-hand look into the daily operations of the SCCPD, as well as the law enforcement profession. Citizens that are accepted into the program will participate in a variety of training sessions that are designed to familiarize them with law enforcement functions, capabilities and operations. Training classes will include patrol functions, special operations, use of force, crime scene investigations, crime laboratory operations, police K9, firearms, force on force, less lethal weapons, communications operations, and many more. Participants will also be afforded the opportunity to complete ride-alongs with our officers during a patrol shift.

The 10-week training sessions will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, March 27 through June 5 (no class on May 29). We request participants make every effort to attend all classes to get the most from this program. If an absence is anticipated, please inform the officers leading the class as soon as possible. For the optimal learning experience and safety, the class size is limited to 25 participants.

To be considered for participation in the SCCPD Citizen Police Academy, you must satisfy the following mandatory requirements:

• Be at least 21 years of age and a resident of St. Charles County
• Possess a valid Missouri driver’s license
• Satisfactorily complete a background check

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at, or call 636-949-3057.