Citizens Police Academy

Ever wonder what goes on inside your police department? Get your questions answered at the next Citizens Police Academy class! 

This is a free 9-week course meeting every Wednesday evening at the Winter Garden Police Department training room from 6 to 9 p.m. The classes are instructed by Winter Garden police officers and staff who will discuss such topics as: 

  • Crime preventionCitizens Police Academy Class 20
  • Criminal investigations
  • Defensive tactics
  • Drug identification
  • Special operations
  • Uniformed patrol
  • Many other interesting topics

Class participants can also go on a ride-along with an officer and take a tour of the Orange County Jail.

Upcoming Citizens Police Academy Information

9 week sessions:

  • March 1 – April 26, 2023  
    • Deadline to register is February 17
  • August 2 – September 27, 2023
    • Deadline to register is July 21

Wednesdays 6 - 9 p.m.

To participate, you much be at least 18 years old, be a resident or work in the City of Winter Garden, and not have a criminal record.
The course fills quickly. To enroll, click here to download an application or pick one up at the Winter Garden Police Department, 251 W. Plant Street.

2023 Citizens Police Academy Flyer

More Information

For questions, contact Officer Gail Michaud at 407-646-3636 Ext 4405 or send email.