Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Program

The Citizens Police Academy is a three month (that includes graduation) program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Red Oak Police Department. It will consist of twelve Thursday evening classes and one Saturday class at the City of Red Oak facilities. The instruction is comprehensive and each week separate areas of the department are covered.


Cadet Training, Bomb Squad, Robbery, Homicide, Use of Force, Internal Affairs, Vehicular Homicide, S.W.A.T., Forensics, Recruiting, and meeting the Chief of Police are some examples of the topics that will be covered. Instruction consists of lectures, tours and demonstrations.


The slogan of the Citizens Police Academy is “Understanding through Education”. The goal is to educate the public about the Red Oak Police Department and to increase the rapport between citizens and police officers.

Join the Police Department

We hope the graduates of the Citizens Police Academy become more aware and better informed about how the Police Department operates, and will encourage friends, coworkers and family to join the Red Oak Police Department in this rewarding program. Fill out the Citizens Police Academy Application for Enrollment to get started today.