Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy


The Inver Grove Heights Police Department is excited to announce openings for its 2017 Citizen’s Academy. The program is designed to offer citizen’s an inside look into the Inver Grove Heights Police Department’s operations. A wide spectrum of topics will be covered and include:
  • Tour of the police department
  • History of the police department
  • Functions of patrol, investigations, M.A.A.G, negotiators, bike patrol, traffic & K-9 units
  • Review of typical calls for service
  • DWI demonstration
  • Traffic stops, normal and felony stops
  • Officer survival, use of force
  • Laws of arrest
  • Searching and handcuffing a suspect

Additional Information


The academy classes will be taught by Inver Grove Heights Police Officers. We ask that you make a commitment to attend each session. The 2017 sessions will be held on Tuesdays each week, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The sessions will begin September 5th until November 7th.

After the successful completion of this program, citizens will be given an opportunity to ride-along with an Inver Grove Heights Police Officer for 4 hours during his or her shift. If you are interested in participating in the citizen’s academy, fill out an application form and return it to the Inver Grove Heights Police Department no later than August 11, 2017. Participants will be limited to 15, so please register early if interested. Questions or comments can be forwarded to Sgt. Ryan Prail via email, or call (651) 554-3429.

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