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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Troy Announces Formation of Citizen Police Academy; Now Accepting Applications

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TROY, N.Y. – The Troy Police Department announced the establishment of its inaugural Citizens Police Academy, an engaging and informative program designed to foster stronger relationships and promote better understanding between law enforcement and the community. The initiative reflects the Troy Police Department’s continued commitment to transparency, accountability, and collaborative community policing.

“I commend Chief DeWolf for his leadership in creating the new Troy Citizens Police Academy. Since taking over as Chief, he has worked to increase communication, partnerships, and understanding between the community and the public it serves” said Mayor Wm. Patrick Madden. “This is a novel opportunity for the public to learn first hand about policing, criminal justice, and how they can get involved in protecting our community. I urge interested residents to apply for this program, which promises to be a uniquely insightful experience.”

“The Troy Police Department is excited to announce that our Citizen’s Police Academy is up and running,” said Troy Police Chief Daniel DeWolf. “The Academy will be a great bridge between the community and the police department and I’m certain it will be enlightening and enjoyable to those attending. I am proud of the department and the professional members that chose to make the Troy Police Department a career. The Troy Police Department is filled with great people that care deeply about this community. There has been a lot of hard work put into the establishment of the Academy and I thank those members that helped to make this happen. I look forward to meeting the attendees.”

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2023 Citizen Police Academy, scheduled to start on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

Apply for the Citizen's Police Academy Here.

About the Program:

This free interactive ten-week training program is designed to provide insight into law enforcement and a working knowledge of the values and operations of the Troy Police Department. Participants learn about the unique challenges faced by law enforcement as they take part in education and real-life scenarios that require split-second decision making. 

Taught by Troy Police Department personnel, instruction has been designed to inform students about various topics to include: 

  • Penal Law and Criminal Procedure Law 

  • Investigations 

  • Professional Standards 

  • Community Policing 

  • K9 

  • Emergency Response Team 

  • Taser/Use of Force 

  • Active Attacker/Reality Based Training 

  • Mobile Command Center/Crisis Negotiating 

This ten-week course begins on September 21, 2023, and continues each subsequent Thursday evening from 6pm – 9pm at the Troy Police Station, located at 55 State Street, Troy, N.Y. 12180. 

Troy's Citizen Police Academy is a unique opportunity to increase communication and understanding between citizens and police through education and hands-on experience. 

This course is limited to those who live in or work in the City of Troy. Applicants should complete the application and return it to the Troy Police Department at 55 State Street, Troy NY 12180 or email the application to

Class size is limited and applicants should not delay.


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