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Police Citizen's Academy

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  • The Leawood Citizen’s Police Academy provides citizens the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a Leawood Police Officer. For 10 weeks, participants will learn about the police department and, through a variety of practical exercises, be able to see for themselves what being a police officer is like. The Citizen’s Police Academy also gives individuals the opportunity to develop relationships with police officers as well as foster a partnership with the Leawood Police Department. These relationships can lead to a better understanding of the police and how they serve the community.

Among the topics covered are:

Traffic Safety

  • DUI Investigation
  • Police weapons demonstration
  • K-9 Unit
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Police Investigations
  • Tour of Johnson County Detention Center
  • This program is free and there is no commitment to attend every session of the Citizen’s Academy. We realize that everyone has busy lives, but we think once you start you won’t want to miss any of the sessions!

UPDATE 8/13/2018: Due to great demand, the 2018 Citizen's Academy is full and can no longer accept any more applications. Please consider applying for the 2019 class. Dates will be posted soon.


For more information, please contact Corporal Erik Butler by e-mail or phone, (913) 663-9354.

Photos of Past Graduating Classes.