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Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy assists the Police Department in dispelling suspicions and misconceptions, as well as increasing citizen rapport through a 36-hour educative process. This process is designed to give the public a working knowledge of police services, including: training, communications, criminal investigations, drug task force operations, firearms, police patrol and juvenile arrests.


Plans are being made for the thirteenth session of the Citizen Police Academy.  The Academy will begin in January 8, 2009 and meet every Thursday evening for thirteen weeks.  

The classes will meet at the Police Training Center located just off of South Pecan.   Applications will be made available in early November and will be taken throughout the month.  “In the past, we’ve had more applications turned in that there are slots available” says Police Chief Clayton Johnson.  Fifteen participants are selected along with two alternates.  The applications are available at the Ponca City Police Department Records Division between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday.  Applications must be completed and returned to the Police Department by December 15 or emailed to

The course is a blend of lecture, demonstrations, tours and practical applications.  Some of the topics covered include:  Emergency communications, Jail operations, Organization of the Police Department, Police hiring & training, Patrol Functions, Domestic Abuse, Traffic Enforcement & Accidents, Police Pursuits, DUI & Alcohol related cases, Firearms, Juvenile Crime Detective functions, Major Crimes Unit and Crimes against property & persons,  Also some of the Special Operations of the department which include K-9, Bike Patrol and the new Motorcycle Program.

If you have questions, please contact Captain Don Bohon at 763-8012 or Sherry Bowers at 763-8011.

For an application click here


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