Citizens Police Academy

The Lafayette Police Department's Citizen's Academy is an educational outreach program designed to provide citizens a greater understanding of the inner-workings of their police department and of the role law enforcement plays within the criminal justice system.


The Citizen's Academy meets 1 evening per week for 9-weeks, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. These classroom sessions are held in the City Council Chambers located at 20 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN. In addition to the classroom sessions, participants are encouraged to participate in "ride-alongs" with our patrol officers- providing a real-life perspective on contemporary policing.

Our fall 2022 class wrapped up in September and we anticipate holding our next class in the fall of 2023.  


Contact Us

Call Lieutenant Justin Hartman at 765-807-1200 or email if you have questions.

Citizens Academy Class 2022

Citizens Academy Graduation photo 2022

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