Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy target practice

What is the Oxford Police Department Citizens Police Academy?

Citizens Police Academy hands restraint demonstrationThe Citizens Police Academy is a ten-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 9:00 PM. 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 2020

  • February 3 through April 20, 2020
  • The Spring 2020 course is now full.


For more information, contact Officer Matt Wagers at (513) 524-5240.