Citizens Police Academy

The Broken Arrow Police Department is proud to host its Citizens Police Academy. The program consists of an 11-week series of classes that meet once a week, usually on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. All of the classes are free to the students, and any required materials are provided by the Police Department. 

Attendees are required to either live or work in Broken Arrow, and must pass a background check prior to the class.

The goal of the academy is to educate the public, and provide a better understanding of how our Police Department functions and operates. Instruction consists of lectures, demonstrations, tours and hands-on training. The hands-on portion of the classes include mock traffic stops, building searches, field testing of drugs and other activities that will put you in the shoes of an officer.

Through this academy, we hope to give the students a different perspective of Law Enforcement-related topics. By giving the students a “behind the scenes” look at police work, we intend to arm them with knowledge so they can make informed decisions when assessing Police actions whether on the local or national level.

A full list of class subjects can be seen on the Course Agenda, and include: Recruitment/Hiring/Training, Traffic and Motorcycle Squad, Use of Force, Patrol Tactics, Jail Tour, Officer Involved Shooting, Special Investigations, Crisis Negotiations, K-9, Special Operations Team, Firearms, CSI and a Final Challenge prior to graduation.

After graduation, you will be eligible to volunteer for the Police Department, join the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, and apply for inclusion in the Master’s CPA!

Applications are taken year round, however class size is limited so get your application in the queue as soon as possible.

Printable Application

For more information, contact course coordinator Public Affairs Officer Mike Peale at or by phone at 918-451-8200 Ext. 8710.