Citizens Police Academy

The City of Geneva Police Department holds the Citizens Police Academy each year.

The focus of this seven-week academy is to educate citizens about the Geneva Police Department, its organization, operations and role in the community. Participants gain an understanding of police department responsibilities and the laws that govern it. Students are given the opportunity to offer ideas and share their experiences. The goal of the academy is to continue to develop a partnership between citizens and their local law enforcement agency that benefits both.

Classes are taught by members of the police department. Certificates are awarded upon completion of the course. There is no cost to attend the Citizen Academy and it is open to all residents or persons who work in the City of Geneva 18 and older.

Classes are held Tuesday evenings, 6pm-8:00pm at the Public Safety Building, 255 Exchange Street, Geneva.

CHIEF TRICKLER: “The Citizen’s Academy is a great resource for community members as it gives them an opportunity to learn about how their police department operates on a daily basis. This initiative has been in the works for over two years and is made possible by the men and women of the Geneva Police Department and their dedication toward increasing communication with the community.”

Applicants must have a clean criminal history and background checks are done on all applicants. Accepted applicants are required to attend every scheduled class as space is limited to (20) students. Applications for the Citizen Academy are available on the Geneva Police Department’s website, (see below), and at the Public Safety Building.

For additional information, please contact Lt. Eric R. Heieck @ 315.828.6782 or