Citizen Police Academy

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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 14-week training sessions generally take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays. 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 30 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

Registration for the SCCPD Citizen Police Academy typically opens in July. Review the FAQ link and visit this page often for more program updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

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