The Miramar Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy is a series of classes designed to educate the public about police operations within the city of Miramar. Classes are taught in a classroom setting where citizens are provided with a better understanding of the day to day operations of the police department and receive valuable information on such topics as: crime prevention programs, DUI enforcement, and economic crimes. A Ride-Along program is also available to qualified participants allowing them to ride with an officer during a regular patrol shift.

How to Apply

Interested citizens must complete a “Citizens’ Police Academy Application” and allow a background investigation to check for criminal history. You may fill out the application by

  • Downloading the application
  • Calling (954) 602-4351
  • Picking up the application in person at our headquarters
    Miramar Police Deparment
    3064 N Commerce Parkway
    Miramar, FL 33025

  • Or filling out the request below:

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

Class Size

The Citizens’ Police Academy is currently restricted to no more than 25 participants. Applicants who have been denied admission based on space are encouraged to reapply for the next class. Because space is limited, we ask that applications should only be submitted by those individuals who can commit to attending the fourteen weeks.

Academy Schedule

Classes are one evening a week, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for fourteen weeks. A copy of the schedule will be mailed out once your application has been approved.

Topics of Discussion

  • Meet the Chief of Police
  • Q & A with Police Chief
  • Basic Self Defense
  • Children Services
  • Economic Crimes
  • Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) Demonstration
  • Role of the Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Traffic Function/DUI Enforcement/Radar Demo
  • Road Patrol Function
  • K- 9 Demonstration
  • Victim Advocate Program
  • Personnel Selection
  • Witness Identification
  • Burglary Investigations
  • C.P.R. Certification