The Owensboro Police Department, community owned and operated since 1817,wants to give the citizens of Owensboro the opportunity to see how THEIR department operates on a day-to-day basis.

 The Department believes that by educating the community, they can foster better communications between the Owensboro Police Department and those they serve.


That is why they are currently accepting applications for the 2012 Citizen’s Police Academy. 

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 12 week long class that will meet at the Owensboro Police Department for three hour sessions one night each week. The program is designed to give insight into the day-to-day operations of the Owensboro Police Department.

The program is scheduled to run from August 23rd to November 8th. 

Members of the department will be presenters and may discuss course topics such as:

 Tour of OPD Headquarters

Patrol Operations

Hiring Process



Professional Standards

Criminal Investigations



Hazardous Material Recovery

D.U.I. – portable breath test/intoxilyzer

 Arrest and Handcuffing Procedures

Officer Safety

Dispatch – Codes & Signals

Street Crimes – Surveillance Equipment, Undercover Operations

OPD Firing Range – Firearms Demonstration

Emergency Response Team – Dynamic Entry, Rappelling

K-9 Officer – Training, Capabilities, Demonstration

Registration is limited… to apply go to our website, or click on the following link where you can read more about the Citizen’s Police Academy, to include comments from former participants: 

What: 2012 Citizen’s Police Academy

When: August 23rd to November 8th. (6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday)

Where: Owensboro Police Department

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