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The Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale Citizens’ Police Academy is for adults of all ages and backgrounds living, working or worshipping within the three cities who want to learn more about their local police department.

The no-cost classes are held each fall and run six weeks, starting in September. Space is limited and participants must commit to attend all six classes. The deadline to apply is Sept. 3 at 3 p.m.

NOTE: A brief background check is conducted on all applicants.

2020 Class Schedule
 Classes are Thursdays, 6–9 p.m.
 Sept. 3  Sept. 10
 Sept. 17  Sept. 24
 Oct. 1  Oct. 8
 Application deadline is Aug. 30, 2020.

Most instructors are New Hope, Crystal or Robbinsdale police officers. Topics include patrol tactics, investigations, narcotics, crime scene processing, juvenile crime, dispatching, court procedures, use of force, canine demonstrations and crime prevention strategies.

Click here for the Citizens' Police Academy brochure.

For more information, contact your city's police department Citizens' Police Academy  coordinator:

Crystal: contact Sgt. Justin Tourville, 763-531-1060, email.
New Hope: contact Sgt. Doug Brunner, 763-531-1086, email.
Robbinsdale: contact Ofc. Casey Landherr, 763-531-1220, email.

Citizens' Academy Registration
Full Name (include middle name):  
Date of Birth:  
City where you live, work or worship:  
Electronic Signature*:
* By typing and submitting your name,
you agree to the time frame, terms
and that the information provided is true and correct.


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