Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a multi-week program designed to familiarize Beavercreek residents and/or business owners with the policies and procedures of the Beavercreek Police Department at NO COST to the attendees. The purpose of this program is to build a better understanding between citizens and the police through education and cooperation. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with the Department and gives community members first-hand information on the role of police officers and law enforcement professionals.  The CPA is not designed to, and does not, make participants certified police officers.

CPA Classes

All classes are taught by law enforcement professionals. The majority of instruction will be held at:
Beavercreek Police Department
1388 Research Park Drive
Beavercreek, OH 45432

Classroom time includes presentations and information on (but not limited to) legal process, domestic violence, narcotics investigations, patrol functions, K-9 unit, firearms safety, and much more.  Ride-alongs and a visit to the firearms range are also part of the curriculum.  

Class #18 has been scheduled for September 23 through November 11, 2020, held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  For general information, contact Academy Commander Officer Mark Brown at 937-426-1225 or via email. You can download an application (see below) and register by mail, in person, or email. Class size is limited and registration closes August 26, 2020. 

Eligible Participants

The requirements for participants are:
  • Residents or business owners in the City of Beavercreek or Beavercreek Township
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Arrest records will be evaluated on an individual basis
    (Minor violations are excluded)


CPA Application (PDF) may be returned to Officer Mark Brown either by mail, in person, or email

Selection Process

The Beavercreek Police Department will review all applications to determine which applicants are best suited for participation in the academy. All applications meeting the above criteria will be considered. The selection of participants is at the sole discretion of the Beavercreek Police Department and the Police Department reserves the right to disqualify, or to remove from participation, any person it deems not appropriate for, or disruptive to, the academy.