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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, emergency action group, physical evidence team, domestic abuse response team, negotiators, bike patrol, traffic and 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 once each week, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The sessions will begin in early March and end in May. The dates are yet to be finalized, but will be updated as soon as they are confirmed.

After the successful completion of this program, citizens will be given an opportunity to ride-along with an Inver Grove Heights Police Officer 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 January 20.  Participants will be limited to 15, so please register early if interested. Questions or comments can be forwarded to Sgt. John Decker via email, or call (651) 450-2527.