Brighton Citizens' Police Academy

citizens academy 2019


The academy consists of a series of nine interactive classes and are offered at no cost to participants. All the Citizens’ Police Academy Instructors are current employees and represent every facet of Brighton Police Department. Our objective is not to train you to be a police officer, but rather to give you an up-close look that will allow you to become an informed citizen. Curriculum will include (subject to change depending on staff availability):

  • Overview of the Department and Patrol 
  • K-9 Unit 
  • Telecommunications (911) and Dispatch
  • Use of Force 
  • Explorer Program 
  • Narcotics Unit 
  • Criminal Investigations 
  • Victim Services Unit
  • School Resource Officer
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Firearms Training
  • High Risk Vehicle Stops
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation
  • Crime Scene Evidence and Processing


The 2019 academy will begin on September 11th, 2019 and continue for nine weeks up to graduation on October 30th, 2019. All classes will be held at the Brighton Police Department from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brighton Police Department unless advised otherwise. There will be two all day Saturday classes, September 14th, 2019 and October 12th, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Flatrock Training Facility.


Individuals must be 18 and willing to have a background check conducted.  Applicants may not have been convicted for any major criminal offense.  Applicants need to be able to attend the majority of the classes.


We are committed to the concept of community oriented policing, which is a collaboration between police and citizens where the police no longer are the sole guardians of law and order. We encourage all members of our community to become active allies in the efforts to enhance the safety and quality of our neighborhoods. We are proud of our successes here in Brighton through partnerships and quality service to our community. Our goal would be that you are able to share that newly acquired knowledge with other citizens in the City.