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2021 Allentown Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy in Spanish

The Allentown Police Department is proud to announce that the application process for the 2021 Citizen’s Police Academy presented in Spanish will open Friday February 26, 2021 and be accepted until 4:30 pm on Wednesday March 31, 2021.  This Citizen’s Academy will run from the first week of May 2021 through June 2021 --- Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The classes will be held at the Allentown Police Academy, 2110 Park Drive, Allentown, PA  18103. 


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