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.