Citizen Police Academy

Periodically, the department hosts a Citizen’s Police Academy. This course is a 9 week series of weekly training session that are designed to acquaint citizens of Astoria with the activities of the department. The curriculum generally includes, department organization and activities, overview of the legal system, use of force, patrol procedures, firearms safety and orientation, investigations, traffic enforcement, a jail tour, and other current topics that may be of interest.

While the next academy has not yet been scheduled applications can be submitted via email to

Citizen Police Academy Application pdf Document