Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy

Citizen Police Academy

25th Annual Citizen Police Academy

The Lewiston Police Department is hosting the 25th Annual Citizen Police Academy beginning March 17th, 2020 and continuing through May 19th, 2020. The Citizen Police Academy will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  If you have any questions regarding the program or enrollment, contact Lt. Rick Fuentes at (208) 746-0171 or


The Lewiston Police Citizen Academy provides a mechanism for educating the public about the criminal justice system, crime prevention, and a means to strengthen the citizen/police partnership to make the community a better and safer place to live. The overall goals are to gain support and understanding of police work by explaining the operations of the Lewiston Police Department. It is our hope that participating citizens will gain a greater understanding of police work/procedures as opposed to the enforcement portrayed on television and in the movies. The Lewiston Police Department conducts an 10-session (10 weeks) Citizen Police Academy for 25 participants yearly.


Classes are held each Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Lewiston Police Department Training Center. There is no cost to the student for the 10-week course. The Police Department only asks that each person in attendance make a commitment to attend each of the 10 classes. Attendees must be at least 18 years of age.


The curriculum includes an overview of the police department, enhanced 9-1-1 system, crime scene investigation, drug enforcement, recruitment and training, pursuit driving, the school resource program, TAC team/SWAT team, and other agencies involved with the Lewiston Police Department. There will be hands-on presentations including firearm familiarization and at least a ten-hour Ride-Along with a Lewiston Police Officer.

Due to the sensitive nature of the material and ride-alongs, a safety check will be completed on the applicants prior to acceptance into the class.


You may pick up an application at the Lewiston Police Department or print off the application form. The applications can be hand delivered or mailed to the Lewiston Police Department at: 
Lewiston Police Department
Attn: Citizen Police Academy
1224 F Street
Lewiston, ID  83501

Follow this link to apply: 2020 Application

The attendees will be taken on a first come, first served basis.