Citizens Police Academy

Need help urgently from a police officer?

Call 716-645-2222

Why do the police do what they do? The University Citizens Police Academy will answer these questions. The Academy is scheduled every spring starting in February.

The Citizens Police Academy program is on hold temporarily and is expected to resume in Fall 2024.

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Learning Outcomes

You will gain first-hand knowledge, understanding and insight into:

  • Day to day operations of your University Police
  • Criminal procedure law
  • Use of force and de-escalation procedures
  • Emergency vehicle operations

Intended Audience

  • Student
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Community


  1. Completed application
  2. Background check

Class Schedule and Register

Every Spring, starting on the last Wednesday in February, occurring each Wednesday evening (6:30-9:30 p.m.) for 9 weeks.



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Contact For Questions

Bissell Hall, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-2227