The Brentwood Police Department conducts a Citizen Police Academy during the spring of each year. The Citizens Police Academy meets on Thursday evenings for 11 weeks for three hours each night. The academy is designed to offer the citizens an explanation on how the police department functions and operates on a daily basis. The academy covers the following areas:
- Department Organization
- National Accreditation
- Internal Affairs and Administrative Complaints
- Use of Force
- ASP Baton and Chemical Weapons
- Testing/Selection/Hiring and Training of Officers
- Field Training Program
- Patrol Operations
- DARE and Community Programs
- Traffic Enforcement/Accident Investigation and DUI
- Drug Task Force
- Criminal Investigations Division
- Terrorist Threat
The students will be able to participate in practical exercises, which include traffic stops, building searches, firearms familiarization among others.
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2013 CLASS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE 2014 CLASS YOU MAY DO SO AT ANY TIME.
To Apply you must be 21 years of age or older, have no felony convictions, be a resident of the City of Brentwood or employed within the City of Brentwood and agree to a limited background check. Anyone interested in applying to the Citizens Police Academy may apply online or download the application form and return to the Police Department. Any questions regarding the Citizens Police Academy should be directed to Lieutenant Alan Hardcastle at (615) 371-0160 or E-Mail.