Shawnee Police Department

Shawnee, KS Citizens' Police Academy - Spring 2020

What is the Shawnee Citizens' Police Academy?

The Citizen's Police Academy is an opportunity for members of our community to see and experience the role of the law enforcement officer at a deeper level. Participants in the academy will meet and interact with officers and see how the members of the Shawnee Police Department work to maintain a safe community for all who live in, work in, or visit Shawnee.

Academy Dates and Location

The Spring 2020 edition of the Citizens' Police Academy will consist of approximately 12 weekly sessions - most sessions will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Shawnee Justice Center (Police Department) which is located at 5850 Renner Road. The Thursday dates run from February 27, 2020 through May 21, 2020 with one additional Saturday session (date to be determined). There will also be a graduation event approximately one week after the last class. This date has yet to be determined.

*Please note - We understand there may be times when you are unable to attend a session of the class however we would ask you to make every effort to attend all classes so as to get the full benefit of the program. If you are unsure of being able to commit to attending most of the sessions please wait until a future time when it is more workable for your schedule. If for some reason you signup and then are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. We do always have a waiting list of interested people for this class and we could certainly put you back on the list. Should you have any questions, please contact C.O.R.E. Officer Roman Madrigal by phone at (913) 742-6859 or by email to [email protected]

About the Academy

The Academy includes a tour of the Police Department, the Johnson County Crime Lab and the Johnson County Adult Detention Center. Some of the many topics covered during the academy are:

  • Department Mission and History

  • Patrol Procedures

  • Internal Affairs, Police Use of Force

  • Crime Analysis

  • Traffic Enforcement and Crash Investigation

  • Officer Training

  • Criminal Investigations

  • Special Investigations and Narcotics

  • Police Communications/Dispatch

  • Emergency Vehicle Operation

  • Tactical Team and K9

  • Community Outreach

  • School Resource Officer Program

  • CRCP Multi-Housing Program

  • Crime Prevention

  • Crime Scene Investigation

Who Can Apply?

Persons 18 years of age or older who live in Shawnee, work in Shawnee or own a business in Shawnee are eligible to apply. We will conduct criminal history background checks on each participant and you must have no significant criminal history. Participants must also have a valid driver's license. The Police Chief can make the final decision about the suitability of any participant.

Automatic Disqualifiers

  • Conviction of a felony or an offense that constitutes a felony in Kansas or the United States
  • Conviction of a Class A or B misdemeanor in the past five years
  • Conviction of any crime of a sexual nature
  • Dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces
  • Exhibiting conduct that disrupts, diminishes or jeopardizes public trust in the Shawnee Police Department.

How Do I Apply?

Applications are available and accepted online starting January 6, 2020. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be considered. Class size is limited to 30 participants. A waiting list will be maintained for those who are unable to get into the current class.


Please contact CORE Officer Roman Madrigal by phone at (913) 742-6859 or by email to [email protected]

Date: 02/27/2020 (Thu.)

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm CST

Location: 5850 Renner Road

Created by:   Roman Madrigal
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