Citizens Police Academy

What is the Oxford Police Department Citizens Police Academy?

The Citizens Police Academy is a nine-week program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Oxford Police department. It consists of a series of classes and discussions held once a week from 6:30pm until 9:30pm. Every year there are two academy classes and each class size is limited to approximately 25 students. There is no cost to enroll.

The goal of the CPA is to create a better understanding, communication, and partnership between the citizens and the police through education, in order to establish a safer community. Community Oriented Policing plays an important role in reducing crime in any community. Therefore, the Oxford Police Department instituted the CPA to improve communication and obtain input and support throughout the city. It is our hope that the CPA graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to the crime issues that are affecting our community.

Spring 2017 Application

Download the application.

Contact

For more information, contact John Buchholz at (513) 839-4781 or jbuchholz@cityofoxford.org.