Citizens' Police Academy

In order to provide the citizens of Shorewood an opportunity to learn more about their police department, the Shorewood Police Department has instituted a citizen's police academy.

Purpose of the Academy

This popular program offers a unique, inside look at the day-to-day operations of the Shorewood Police Department. The purpose of the academy is to increase understanding between the participants and the department through education and interaction with officers. This makes people feel more comfortable and familiar with the police.

Academy Topics

Some of the topics covered in the academy include:

  • Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) laws
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Criminal law and the criminal justice system
  • Defensive tactics
  • Firearms
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs
  • Crime prevention

Participants also ride along with patrol officers from the Shorewood Police Department.

Additional Information

For more information on the academy program view the Citizens' Police Academy Brochure (PDF), or email Lieutenant Jeff Schmidt.

Citizens' Academy Badge