The Merriam Police Department is now accepting applications online for the Citizens Police Academy. Get a behind-the-scene tour of what officers do on a daily basis. The 10-week program starts Wednesday, Aug. 19 and runs through Oct. 21. Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m at the Merriam Police Department located at 9010 W. 62nd St.
The Citizens Police Academy started in 2009 as a way to strengthen relationships with the community. Non-Merriam residents are welcome to apply.
Apply online or by calling the Merriam Police Department at
Participants will learn about:
Search and seizure
Traffic enforcement and accident investigation
Use of force and defensive tactics, including a taser demonstration
Many other law enforcement topics
Participants will also tour the Merriam police station as well as Johnson County crime lab, dispatch, and jail.