Apopka Citizens Police Academy
Apopka Citizens Police Academy
In Apopka, we have a great volunteer organization known as the Apopka Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (ACPAAA), which helps support the mission of the Apopka Police Department. ACPAAA volunteers work throughout the year for events hosted by The City and Apopka Police Department. Each year, our great police volunteers accumulate well over 1000 hours of volunteering. We cannot say enough about these fine men and women who support our agency and our City.
In order to become a member of the ACPAAA, volunteers must attend our 14-week Citizens Police Academy, hosted by the Apopka Police Department. The Citizens Police Academy is a program designed to acquaint community residents, who are not sworn Police Officers, with the activities of our agency and to foster public education and service at community-related events. Participants learn about criminal investigations, SWAT, K-9 and more, all taught by Apopka Police Department Officers and civilian employees.
There is no cost for the Citizens Police Academy, but there are certain requirements in order to attend. Participants must be 18 years and older. For more information, please contact Officer Jason Wiggins by email or call at 407-703-1777.
- First Class will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2022 at 6 PM at the Apopka Police Department (112 E. 6th Street, Apopka, FL 32703)
- Additional Classes will be held from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.at the Gilliam Training Center, 321 E Cleveland St, Apopka, FL 32703.
What You'll Learn About...
- Apopka Police Department
- Central Florida Metro SWAT
- Crime Scene Tech Services
- Drug Recognition
- DUI/DRE Investigations
- Traffic Unit
- and more!
The next Apopka Citizens Police Academy will begin February 23, 2023 at 6 PM at the Apopka Police Department!
This program allows those who are not sworn police officers, to acquaint themselves with the activities of the Apopka Police Department.
As part of your application, you will need to complete the following items:
- Submit an application online and submit electronically (Beginning October 1, 2022).
- Print and fill out the Affidavit of Good Moral Character form (Available on the Florida Department of Children and Families website) Please Note: This form must be notarized. A notary is available at the Apopka Police Department Administration Office. (Please submit with online application, email, or drop off to Apopka Police Department.)
- Print and fill out the Background/Criminal History Consent Form (PDF). Please Note: This background check can be done by appointment only.
- Please call the Records Division at 407-703-1771 to verify availability and schedule an appointment for fingerprinting. This is available at the Apopka Police Department (112 E. Sixth Street, Apopka, FL 32703) Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 4 PM.
Forms will be available at the Apopka Police Department for those who need them printed. If you have questions, please contact Officer Jason Wiggins.