Citizen's Academy Information

City of Ozark Police Department (Blue) Newsletter

About the Citizen's Academy

If you are interested in learning more about the Ozark Police Department, the Citizen’s Academy is a great way to get started. The Citizen’s Academy is free of charge.

The Ozark Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy meets on Tuesdays from 6-9 pm for ten weeks. Seating is limited and participants are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The 10-week program provides an informative overview of the fundamentals of police operations and the divisions within the Ozark Police Department for anyone 18 years of age and older. The format includes lecture-style presentations by OPD officers and staff and hands-on experiences. 

During the 10 weeks, the class will meet our Command Staff, receive a facility tour, hear from patrol officers, meet our detectives, and engage with other emergency responders who serve in Ozark.  The class will shoot at our firearms range and learn about some of the crimes our community faces and what your police department is doing to address them.

Click here for the 2023 Citizen's Academy Application form.

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