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Citizens Police Academy

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As a method of educating members of the general public about the complexities of modern law enforcement, a Citizens Police Academy has been developed to foster a better understanding of how police officers are trained to fulfill a myriad of responsibilities.  Among others, the classes will include the topics of patrol procedures, criminal and juvenile laws, crime scene investigation, traffic enforcement and firearms familiarization.  The video below is a view of one of our past Citizens Police Academy classes. 

This opportunity is open to Clayton residents and business owners, or any employee who works for a Clayton business.  Admission is by application only.  Applicants must be at least 19 years old.  A background check will be performed.   

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings at the Clayton Police Department from September 26 - November 21.  


To learn more about the Clayton Citizens Academy program, contact Corporal Jenny Schwartz at:

(314)-290-8424 or   

Clayton Citizen Police Academy Application