Citizens Academy

About Citizens Academy

Nine-week course that allows community members to get a “behind-the-scenes” look at police work and learn how they can help prevent crime. Apply early as the academy fills quickly. Please note that a submitted application does not guarantee a spot.

2020 Citizens Academy 

Please Note: The 2020 Citizens Academy may be moved to 2021 due to health and safety recommendations related to COVID-19. Attendees will be notified as soon as possible of any date changes.

Who:       
Adults ages 18+ who live or work in Burnsville

When:     
2020 Citizen Academy Dates are Thursdays
Oct. 15 - Dec. 17 (no classes on Thanksgiving - Nov. 26)

Where:   
Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway

Cost:      
FREE (must pass a background check)

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Class Topics

  • History of and tour the police department
  • Review common police calls/ laws of arrest/ handcuffing procedures
  • Functions of patrol, investigations, SWAT, physical evidence team, domestic abuse response team, negotiators, bike patrol traffic and K-9 units
  • Traffic stops/DWI demonstration
  • Officer survival, use of force
  • Student involved scenarios, a Taser demonstration and shooting in an indoor range

Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend each session.

Additional Information

For more information or questions about Citizens Academy email Sergeant Dan Anderson or call 952-895-4596.