Citizen’s Academy

About The Academy

Explore the problems and challenges faced by law enforcement and learn how your police department meets those challenges. You will get a better understanding of the process from the moment a crime is reported through its investigation. Observe and participate in demonstrations using some of the latest technology available to your local Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Bomb Disposal Unit, Response Team and Hostage Negotiators! You’ll also discover programs that have allowed the police department to partner with businesses, schools and citizens to prevent crime!

Time & Location

Classes for this free program will be held Wednesday nights from 6pm – 9pm at the Law Enforcement Center and other locations around the community. The session runs from August 28 through November 6. Space is limited to 30 participants. The application deadline is August 19. Two optional sessions are offered for participants including a tour of the Department of Corrections and a FUN DAY! This day is designed to allow participants to experience some of the finer points within Law Enforcement. This may include a K-9 demonstration, shoot/don’t shoot scenarios and more!

If you or anyone you know is interested in attending, you may request more information from Maria at 785-368-9237 or by email.

Apply for Citizen's Academy

Applications can be picked up at the Topeka Police Department, or download the PDF form. If you need help with the application, submit your information to be contacted.

Mail the completed application to:
Topeka Police Department
Attn: Maria Torrez Anderson
Volunteer Coordinator
320 S. Kansas Ave, Ste. 100
Topeka, KS 66603