Citizen Police Academy

Now accepting applications for the 2020 Citizen Police Academy. Apply today!

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 12-week training sessions take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays (September 14 through November 30). We require at least 80% participation in the training sessions to successfully graduate from the program. For the optimal learning experience and safety, the class size is limited to 20 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

Submit your registration today! (Deadline: Tuesday, July 16)
To register for the SCCPD Citizen Police Academy, please complete and return the application and liability release form to us by email at, in-person or via postal mail to:

St. Charles County Police Department
ATTN: Citizen Police Academy
101 Sheriff Dierker Court
O’Fallon, Missouri 63366

Citizen Police Academy Application
Citizen Police Academy Liability Release
Frequently Asked Questions

Please share our flyer with your family and friends.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at, or by contacting Val Joyner, SCCPD’s public affairs officer, at 636-949-3057.