Citizen's Police Academy

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 p.m., March 6 - May 22, 2018


The Citizen's Police Academy is a joint effort between the Papillion and La Vista police departments. 


  • The academy is designed to foster better communication between residents and the police department through education. The Academy will create a group of well-informed residents who possess greater insight into police practices and services. Graduates can share their knowledge and experiences with the community.
  • Certified police officers and civilian instructors will teach each class, the majority in a classroom-type setting. A variety of simulations and role-playing scenarios, as well as tours of the Sarpy County Law Enforcement and Communication centers, will offer a unique, hands-on learning experience.
  • Participation is open to anyone who lives or works in the metro area. The academy consists of 2.5 hour classes held once a week.
  • All classes are free.
  • Class size limited to 20 participants.
Click here for to apply.
Click here for the academy syllabus.