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Citizens Police Academy

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2021 Allentown Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy

Planning Citizen Police Academy now.   More news to come at a later date




This training is not designed to certify citizens to perform law enforcement services. Its purpose is to enhance community relations and provide citizens with insight into the criminal justice system. Class size is limited. Residents and citizens who live and/or work within the city limits of Allentown will be given first priority.

Topics to be Covered include:

  • Crime Scene Processing
  • History of the Academy – Training, Certifications
  • K9/Arson Dog Demonstration
  • Vice & Intelligence Search
  • Youth Division
  • Firearms & Firearms Safety
  • School Resources Officers
  • Vehicle Operation
  • Defensive Tactics – Use of Force
  • Gang Unit
  • Traffic – Bikes, Motorcycles, DUI Arrests
  • Lehigh County Coroner
  • Criminal Investigations
  • APD Hiring Process – Polygraph, etc.
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Computer Crime Lab
  • Police Scenarios
  • Body Worn/ In Car Cameras


For questions contact the Community Outreach Unit at 610.437.7721 ext 2. or via email at