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Citizens Police Academy

The Allentown Police Department is proud to announce that the application process for the 2019 Citizen’s Police Academy will open Monday July 1st, 2019. Applications will be accepted until 3:00 pm on Thursday August 1st, 2019. The application can be found in the right pane of this page.

The Citizen Academy will run from September 9th through October 2nd, 2019. The academy classes will be held at the Allentown Police Academy (2110 Park Drive, Allentown, PA 18103) on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, beginning Monday, September 9th and concluding on Wednesday, October 2nd.

Topics will include:

  • History of the Academy - Training, Certifications, etc.
  • Firearms & Firearms Safety
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation
  • Gang Unit
  • Lehigh County Coroner
  • APD Hiring Process
    Polygraph, etc
  • Computer Crime Lab
  • Body-Worn and In-Car Cameras

For questions, contact Sgt. Jim Gress at 610.437.7767 or via email.

Class will be limited to 35 students. Allentown residents and Crime Watch group members will be given priority.

Contact Information
Sergeant James Gress

Allentown Police Academy
2110 Park Drive
Allentown, PA 18103

Citizen's Police Academy
2019 Application