Citizens' Police Academy

The Miramar Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy is a series of classes designed to educate the public about police operations within the city of Miramar. Classes are taught in a classroom setting where citizens are provided with a better understanding of the day to day operations of the police department and receive valuable information on such topics as: crime prevention programs, DUI enforcement, and economic crimes. A Ride-Along program is also available to qualified participants allowing them to ride with an officer during a regular patrol shift. There is no charge to attend the course. 

How to Apply

  • Download the application
  • Call us at 954-602-4351
  • Picking up the application in person at our headquarters at 11765 City Hall Promenade, Miramar, FL 33025
Class Size

The Citizens’ Police Academy is currently restricted to no more than 25 participants. Applicants who have been denied admission based on space are encouraged to reapply for the next class. Because space is limited, we ask that applications should only be submitted by those individuals who can commit to attending the 14 weeks.

Academy Schedule

Classes are one evening a week, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 14 weeks. A copy of the schedule will be sent out once your application has been approved.

Topics of discussion may include: 

  • Basic Self Defense
  • C.P.R. Certification
  • C.S.I. Demonstration
  • Economic Crimes
  • Human Trafficking 
  • K- 9 Demonstration
  • Meet the Chief of Police
  • Personnel Selection
  • Question and Answer with Police Chief
  • Shoot / Don't Shoot Scenarios
  • Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) Demonstration
  • Traffic Function/DUI Enforcement/Radar Demo
  • Victim Advocate Program