As a method of educating members of the general public about the complexities of modern law enforcement, a Citizen's Police Academy has been developed to foster a better understanding of how Police Department personnel are trained to fulfill a myriad of responsibilities. The Citizen's Police Academy consists of a nine-week session, one night per week. Entrance to the program is by application only, and is restricted to Clayton residents or business owners, twenty-one years of age or older. A background check will be performed on each applicant.
The Fall 2018 class will begin on Thursday, September 20 and end on Thursday, November 15. Classes are held in the evenings at city facilities.