Citizens Police Academy

September 9 – November 11, 2020*
Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m.

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, Sept. 9 and runs through Nov. 11. 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
913-322-5560. *Dates are subject to change due to COVID-19.

Participants will learn about:
  • Home security
  • Search and seizure
  • Court procedure
  • Traffic enforcement and accident investigation
  • Use of force and defensive tactics, including a taser demonstration
  • Domestic violence
  • Firearms training
  • DUI investigation
  • Many other law enforcement topics
Participants will also tour the Merriam police station as well as Johnson County crime lab, dispatch, and jail.