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18 East 22nd St.
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Ph: (308) 233-3215
Citizen Police Academy
The Kearney Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 18th Citizen Police Academy. The Academy is open to all adults 18 years of age or older. Applicants must have no felony convictions, no convictions for crimes of violence or domestic violence, and no DUI or drug convictions for the last 4 years. Applicants will undergo a background investigation.

The Academy meets for 8 sessions on Monday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The sessions will be on March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017. The instructors for the Academy are all local law enforcement officers that would like to increase awareness and educate the public about the field of law enforcement, especially local issues and concerns.

The 8 sessions cover topics including current trends in law enforcement, criminal investigation, accident investigation, patrol operations, use of force, and special operations.

The application period will end Monday, February 13, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Sergeant Jason Koetters at (308) 233-5259.